# midpoint

### or mid-point

[mid-point]

### noun

a point at or near the middle of, or equidistant from, both ends, as of a line: the midpoint of a boundary.

a point in time halfway between the beginning and the end, as of a process, event, or situation: the midpoint of the negotiations.

Geometry. the point on a line segment or an arc that is equidistant, when measured along the line or the arc, from both endpoints.

Statistics. median(def 3).

Astrology. the point on the arc that is equidistant from two planets: regarded as a sensitive point and used in horoscopic interpretations.

## Origin of midpoint

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## Related Words for midpoint

heart, kernel, essence, focus, seat, middle, pivot, marrow, axis, interior, core, gist, hub, nucleus, midst, mainstream, inside, median, pith, place## Examples from the Web for midpoint

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He and the Sons of the Falcon had reached the midpoint of the valley.

The Saracen: The Holy WarRobert Shea

We are now, in this year of 1950, nearing the midpoint of the 20th century.

State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. TrumanHarry S. Truman

As they reached the midpoint of the third room, the dining hall, one of the beings staggered through the door behind them.

The Enormous RoomHorace Leonard Gold

The midpoint of this band is measured at the terminal border as the dominant frequency.

Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala GroupWilliam E. Duellman

By the time the midpoint had been passed, I was living in a sort of waking dream; or rather, a state of somnambulism.

Out Around RigelRobert H. Wilson

## midpoint

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