Definition of endpoint in US English:


(also end point)


  • 1The final stage of a period or process.

    • ‘My view is we are on a journey, and, like a large number of other organisations, we have different starting points, but we certainly have not reached our end point.’
    • ‘That's why we need to define an end point, to have a sense of understanding that our mission is to support them and not to advance our own agenda.’
    • ‘And not knowing where the end point is was making military people worried.’
    • ‘The end point of the project was for some of the participants to produce a public mural, which represented their experiences and perspectives.’
    • ‘There is no determined end point to this social process.’
    • ‘My job there is to create an ethos of enjoyment, but you have to be clear in your own mind that you're building to an end point.’
    • ‘A new door through the wall to number 80 provides the end point to the tour and the start of a visit to the supporting exhibition next door.’
    • ‘If you have doubts, say for instance as to when a roasted bird reaches the end point, the guide page in the book clarifies them.’
    • ‘We have got to make democracy work if it is the end point we are aiming for because the decision-making process cannot be limited to just a few people.’
    • ‘A supernova explosion marks the dramatic endpoint of the life of a massive star.’
    • ‘It should be seen as the beginning of a process of reform rather than an end point.’
    • ‘The end point was the final visit at six weeks or the last observation carried forward if the participant withdrew earlier.’
    • ‘But the technical paper was originally meant to be just the start of the process - not the end point.’
    • ‘Because it is one of those cases, I think, where we all know the end point we want to end up at - it is a matter of how we get there.’
    • ‘At least where death or mortality is used as the end point.’
    • ‘If we need a mega-project every three years, even they know that there has to be an end point to this strategy somewhere.’
    • ‘How could it be any other way when one of the leading players had given no impression that the end point had been reached?’
    • ‘It is not clear to what degree steroids improve thyroid eye disease, or whether they just shorten the time to recovery without improving the final end point.’
    • ‘The end point is defined, but the viewer affects the process..’
    • ‘She's frustrated with Kate - wants her simply to arrive at an end point without going through the process of getting there.’
    finishing line, finishing post, tape, end point
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    1. 1.1Chemistry The point in a titration at which a reaction is complete, often marked by a color change.
      • ‘The end point of the reaction is stable.’
      • ‘After 6.5–7 hours the colorless solution assumes the pale yellow-green color of chlorine, which indicates that the end point of the reaction has been reached.’
      • ‘Clarity of reactions and end points varies between some tests.’
      • ‘It detects the end point of the reaction between this and water.’
      • ‘Loading dose is based on ideal body weight with maintenance infusion titrated to the desired end point.’
    2. 1.2Mathematics A point or value that marks the end of a ray or one of the ends of a line segment or interval.
      • ‘Next, the student selects the endpoints for the integral by clicking with the mouse on the x-axis in the graph window.’
      • ‘Draw three arcs of circles, with each arc having as its center one of the triangle's corners and as its endpoints the other two corners.’
      • ‘It seems obvious that it will be a whole lot of points - the endpoints of each of the intervals; remember that we are not removing these endpoints when we take away the line segments.’
      • ‘For the scale origin, select the endpoint of the line being scaled at the inside edge of the part.’
      • ‘The method also computes a cost at any endpoint of the line that does not intersect one of the vectors.’