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English definition of “turning point”

turning point

noun [C usually singular]    
the time at which a situation starts to change in an important way: ASH , the anti-smoking group , called the new regulations a turning point in the campaign against smoking . The turning point in her political career came when she was chosen to fight a crucial by-election .Turning points and deciding moments
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