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English noun: turning point

1. turning point (event) an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend

SamplesThe agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations.

Synonymslandmark, watershed

Broader (hypernym)juncture, occasion

Narrower (hyponym)Fall of Man, road to Damascus

2. turning point (artifact) the intersection of two streets

SamplesStanding on the corner watching all the girls go by.

Synonymscorner, street corner

Broader (hypernym)carrefour, crossing, crossroad, crossway, intersection

Narrower (hyponym)blind corner

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