Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “turning point”

See all translations

turning point

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
a time when a situation starts to change in an important way: be at/mark/reach a turning point Figures published last month suggest the housing market is at a turning point. The turning point came when the company's products were featured in the national press. a crucial/real/significant turning point
Translations of “turning point”
in Chinese (Traditional) 轉折點,轉機…
in Russian поворотный пункт…
in Turkish dönüm noktası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 转折点,转机…
in Polish punkt zwrotny…
(Definition of turning point from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of turning point?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “turning point” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

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