# midpoint

### or mid-point

[mid-point]

- 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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## Origin of 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

- 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

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