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.

Nearby words

  1. midnight blue,
  2. midnight oil,
  3. midnight sun,
  4. midnightly,
  5. midnoon,
  6. midrange,
  7. midrash,
  8. midrashos,
  9. midrib,
  10. midriff

Origin of midpoint

1325–75; Middle English. See mid-, point

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British Dictionary definitions for midpoint

midpoint

noun

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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Word Origin and History for midpoint

midpoint

n.

late 14c., from mid + point (n.).

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