turning point definition, meaning - what is turning point in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

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] uk   us  
the time at which a situation starts to change in an important way: ASH, the anti-smoking group, 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 fight a crucial by-election.
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 Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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

prime time

in television and radio broadcasting, the time when the largest number of people are watching or listening

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Cannabidiol oil that comes from industrial hemp plants, which is what is infused into our e-juice, is 100 per cent legal.

Read More