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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)
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