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"turning point" in British English

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turning pointnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈtɜː.nɪŋ ˌpɔɪnt/  us   /ˈtɝː.nɪŋ ˌpɔɪnt/
the time at which a situation starts to change in an important way: The organization 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 run for a Senate seat.
(Definition of turning point from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"turning point" in American English

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turning pointnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɜr·nɪŋ ˌpɔɪnt/
the time when a situation starts to change in an important, esp. positive, way: Having the baby was a turning point in their lives.
literature The turning point in a work of literature is the moment or section when the action begins to move toward the climax (= the most important or exciting part).
(Definition of turning point from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"turning point" in Business English

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turning pointnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us  
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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “turning point”
in Chinese (Simplified) 转折点,转机…
in Turkish dönüm noktası…
in Russian поворотный пункт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 轉折點,轉機…
in Polish punkt zwrotny…
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