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English definition of “turning point”

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
(Definition of turning point noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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