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defining moment

noun [C] uk   us  
the point at which a situation is clearly seen to start to change: The end of the Cold War was a defining moment for the world in more ways than one.
Translations of “defining moment”
in Chinese (Traditional) 轉折點…
in Chinese (Simplified) 转折点…
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