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English definition of “turning point”

turning point

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
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.
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