Also called flex point [fleks-point], /ˈflɛks ˌpɔɪnt/, point of inflection. Mathematics. a point on a curve at which the curvature changes from convex to concave or vice versa.
a point at which a major or decisive change takes place; critical point: We’re at an inflection point where we’ll see the technology move forward at a much faster pace.
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How to use inflection point in a sentence
Luis Cervantes, managing director and head of Mexico City for General Atlantic, believes Mexico is at an inflection point in its transition to a digital economy.Mexican online grocer Jüsto raises $65M in General Atlantic-led Series A | Mary Ann Azevedo | February 9, 2021 | TechCrunch
He’s saying we need to push people to an inflection point, where they pick up their gun, find a minority person and shoot.TheDonald’s owner speaks out on why he finally pulled plug on hate-filled site | Craig Timberg, Drew Harwell | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
We can mistake this inflection point for just another news cycle.Why We're Launching TIME 2030, a Decade-Long Project on Navigating the Post-COVID World | Edward Felsenthal | January 22, 2021 | Time
Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, even said carmakers were “at an inflection point for massive change.”Is Apple teaming up with Hyundai on a self-driving, electric car? Don’t bet on it | Jeremy Kahn | January 8, 2021 | Fortune
Nonetheless, the company remains at an inflection point heading into 2021.Change the channel: How ViacomCBS is managing the transition from linear TV to streaming | Tim Peterson | January 5, 2021 | Digiday
The obvious inflection point in the show occurs with the jump from icons of the 40s and 50s, to those of the 60s and 70s.The 100 Coolest Americans Gather at the National Portrait Gallery | William O’Connor | February 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For a president who believes in playing the long game, this was an inflection point.Congress Cooperates, Obama Pushes Hard, and Closing Gitmo Has a Chance | Daniel Klaidman | December 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And that truth encapsulates the inflection point now upon us.
“The president sees this as an inflection point in the war, and that is reflected in these policies,” says a top Obama adviser.
But the notion that Italy is “the big one” and now we have reached the inflection point, that is just silly.Italy's Troubles Are Not the Tipping Point for Global Economic Collapse | Zachary Karabell | November 10, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST