or end point


noun Mathematics.

the point on each side of an interval marking its extremity on that side.

Origin of endpoint

First recorded in 1895–1900; end1 + point
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Examples from the Web for endpoint

Contemporary Examples of endpoint

  • What do you think the endpoint is in terms of us giving up our privacy, whether it to be companies, or the government?

  • Each one represents the endpoint of a long process of winnowing, pruning and perfecting, driven entirely by the market.

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    Consider the Washing Machine

    Justin Green

    September 28, 2012

  • The uncertainty of an endpoint to the conflict made him eager to truly “complete his religion,” as he said, and get married.

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    Pregnant Women Flee Syria

    Sophia Jones, Erin Banco

    April 17, 2012

Word Origin and History for endpoint

also end-point, 1899, originally in chemistry, from end + point (n.). General use from 1920s.

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