tipping point definition, meaning - what is tipping point in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tipping point”

See all translations

tipping point

noun [S or U] uk   us  
the time at which a change or an effect cannot be stopped: The Earth has already passed the tipping point in terms of global warming.
Translations of “tipping point”
in Chinese (Traditional) 臨界點(某一變化或影響不能停止的時間)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 转折点(某一变化或影响不能停止的时间)…
(Definition of tipping point from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tipping point?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “tipping point” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

Morse code

a system used for sending messages, in which letters and numbers are represented by short and long marks, sounds, or flashes of light

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More