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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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