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
Unfortunately, neither of our teams had pinpointed the pig's burial site.Knowing Where the Bodies Are Buried: An Excerpt From 'Lives in Ruins' | Marilyn Johnson | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
French media have trotted out specialists to explain the phenomenon and have generally pinpointed its origins abroad.
“In the past, we said they are [physical] places,” Sánchez explained, as if they could be pinpointed on a map of the cosmos.
Instead, he believes that the McCanns were pinpointed the moment they arrived at the holiday resort.New Report Finds Madeleine McCann Could Be Alive—And Living as Someone Else’s Daughter | Barbie Latza Nadeau | July 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now, in the first study of its kind, neuroscientists have pinpointed the brain circuits that underlie unrealistic optimism.
Any ship coming within a hundred miles of the laboratory would be detected instantly and pinpointed.Empire | Clifford Donald Simak
That is why I say I pinpointed that transfer on that boy as far as that is concerned.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
It tracked; pinpointed the subject accurately up to twenty thousand miles.Zero Data | Charles Saphro
Hawkes tried to slide around the corner without being seen, but a flashlight in the young man's hands pinpointed him.Pursuit | Lester del Rey
And give me the location of the place you pinpointed with Mr. Yelchek.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
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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