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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)…
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