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Definition of "midpoint" []

  • Mathematics The point of a line segment or curvilinear arc that divides it into two parts of the same length. (noun)
  • A position midway between two extremes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "midpoint" in a sentence
  • "The midpoint is on the state SPCA property, so at 9, I dropped the truck and donned a nearly new EMS waist pack I found at the Salvation Army store."
  • "Using Mayer's methodology of proportional mixtures, for example, resulted in midpoint colors that were dirty-looking, not the clear greens and violets of the imagination."
  • "I use the word midpoint to emphasize that much work remains to be done to achieve acceptable margins and returns on our investment."