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.
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How to use midpoint in a sentence
Virginia’s governor says he supports legalizing marijuana Friday is “crossover day,” traditionally the midpoint of a session, when each chamber must wrap up work on its own legislation and turn to bills produced by the other chamber.Virginia General Assembly poised for historic votes to legalize marijuana and end death penalty | Gregory S. Schneider, Laura Vozzella | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
This makes the midpoint a lattice point, and as we observed above, it therefore corresponds to a vertex of the triangle in the tumbling space.
At the midpoint of the regular season, it’s clearly not an issue for Florida and Trask, who has thrown for 1,815 yards, 22 touchdowns and three interceptions through five games.College football winners and losers for Week 10: Florida is fun again and Georgia is done | Patrick Stevens | November 8, 2020 | Washington Post
Then he found the midpoint of that pair of points and determined its x and y coordinates.New Geometric Perspective Cracks Old Problem About Rectangles | Kevin Hartnett | June 25, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
First, remember that a rectangle can be thought of as two pairs of points that share a midpoint and are an equal distance apart.New Geometric Perspective Cracks Old Problem About Rectangles | Kevin Hartnett | June 25, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
But the broader the base at the midpoint, the more stable the ride—no matter how many pile on at the extremes.
The dorsal fin is small, located behind the midpoint of the back, and variable in shape from falcate to triangular.Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic | Stephen Leatherwood
Approximately right here, I would say the midpoint of this building.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Slightly less than a third of the distance to the midpoint, in over half the time.Out Around Rigel | Robert H. Wilson
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 Rigel | Robert H. Wilson
The midpoint of this band is measured at the terminal border as the dominant frequency.Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group | William E. Duellman
British Dictionary definitions for midpoint
the point on a line that is at an equal distance from either end
a point in time halfway between the beginning and end of an event
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