point of inflection


noun Mathematics.


Nearby words

  1. point of articulation,
  2. point of departure,
  3. point of fixation,
  4. point of honor,
  5. point of honour,
  6. point of no return,
  7. point of order,
  8. point of ossification,
  9. point of sailing,
  10. point of sale

Origin of point of inflection

First recorded in 1735–45

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British Dictionary definitions for point of inflection

point of inflection

noun plural points of inflection

maths a stationary point on a curve at which the tangent is horizontal or vertical and where tangents on either side have the same sign
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