to locate or describe exactly or precisely: to pinpoint the problem.
exact; precise: pinpoint accuracy.
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How to use pinpoint in a sentence
These dental care appliances shoot a pinpoint jet of water at teeth to dislodge any food particles—particularly around the wires and brackets of orthodontic appliances.
New techniques, such as machine learning that can quickly winnow through multiple forecasts and pinpoint the most accurate one, may be able to accelerate that timeline.Improved three-week weather forecasts could save lives from disaster | Alexandra Witze | August 27, 2020 | Science News
From the previous points, you now know what metrics to track to pinpoint your problems with website traffic, backlinks, and content quality.Content marketing fails: How to analyze and improve | Michael Doer | August 27, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
It also suggests that wastewater testing could pinpoint emerging outbreaks days earlier than other methods.
There’s no blood test to diagnose depression, no brain scan that can pinpoint anxiety before it happens.Machines can spot mental health issues—if you hand over your personal data | Bobbie Johnson | August 13, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
You can almost pinpoint the exact date, or at least to the week, of when that joke was written.
Your doctor can help pinpoint any potential roadblocks and, in some cases, might prescribe medication to help you ovulate.Exercise and Fertility: Are You Too Fit to Get Pregnant? | DailyBurn | August 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In this way the missile does not need pinpoint accuracy: widely spread supersonic shrapnel from the warhead is deadly.MH17 Is the World’s First Open-Source Air Crash Investigation | Clive Irving | July 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What do you think, 10 years from now, you can pinpoint as those days for you?‘Boyhood’ Star Ellar Coltrane: An Astonishing Debut 12 Years in the Making | Kevin Fallon | July 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And when it is time to fire, Israel retaliates with pinpoint accuracy.
Sometimes the Time Observatory would pinpoint an age and hover over it while his companions took painstaking historical notes.The Man from Time | Frank Belknap Long
They'd never find him because Time was too vast to pinpoint one man in such a vast waste of years.The Man from Time | Frank Belknap Long
As they walked he tried to pinpoint directions, but because of the darkness he could not do so.Trading Jeff and his Dog | James Arthur Kjelgaard
It loomed ponderous, dully gleaming in the faint light of a crescent moon and pinpoint stars.The Last Evolution | John Wood Campbell
Far overhead there was one fleeting glimpse of a pinpoint of dull opalescence reflecting the rays of the dying sun.The Planetoid of Peril | Paul Ernst
British Dictionary definitions for pinpoint
to locate or identify exactly: to pinpoint a problem; to pinpoint a place on a map
an insignificant or trifling thing
the point of a pin
(modifier) exact: a pinpoint aim
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