midpoint - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “midpoint”

See all translations

midpoint

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   /ˈmɪd.pɔɪnt/

midpoint noun [C usually singular] (DISTANCE)

a point half the distance along something such as a line: The driveway is 20 metres long, so the midpoint must be at 10 metres.

midpoint noun [C usually singular] (TIME)

a point in the middle of a period of time: the midpoint of the football season
Translations of “midpoint”
in Chinese (Traditional) 距離, (線等的)中點…
in Chinese (Simplified) 距离, (线等的)中点…
(Definition of midpoint from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of midpoint?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “midpoint” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More