pinpoint

[ pin-point ]
/ ˈpɪnˌpɔɪnt /

noun

the point of a pin.
a trifle; pinhead.
a tiny spot or sharp point.

verb (used with object)

to locate or describe exactly or precisely: to pinpoint the problem.

adjective

exact; precise: pinpoint accuracy.

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CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of pinpoint

First recorded in 1840–50; pin + point
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British Dictionary definitions for pinpoint

pinpoint
/ (ˈpɪnˌpɔɪnt) /

verb (tr)

to locate or identify exactlyto pinpoint a problem; to pinpoint a place on a map

noun

an insignificant or trifling thing
the point of a pin
(modifier) exacta pinpoint aim
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