Meaning of “defining moment” in the English Dictionary

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"defining moment" in British English

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defining momentnoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˌfaɪ.nɪŋ ˈməʊ.mənt/ us /dɪˌfaɪ.nɪŋ ˈmoʊ.mənt/

the point at which a situation is clearly seen to start to change:

The end of the Cold War was a defining moment for the world in more ways than one.

(Definition of “defining moment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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