Definition of endpoint in English:


(also end point)


  • 1The final stage of a period or process.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And not knowing where the end point is was making military people worried.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A supernova explosion marks the dramatic endpoint of the life of a massive star.’
    • ‘The end point was the final visit at six weeks or the last observation carried forward if the participant withdrew earlier.’
    • ‘There is no determined end point to this social process.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘How could it be any other way when one of the leading players had given no impression that the end point had been reached?’
    • ‘The end point of the project was for some of the participants to produce a public mural, which represented their experiences and perspectives.’
    • ‘At least where death or mortality is used as the end point.’
    • ‘But the technical paper was originally meant to be just the start of the process - not 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.’
    • ‘The end point is defined, but the viewer affects the process..’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘It should be seen as the beginning of a process of reform rather than an end point.’
    • ‘She's frustrated with Kate - wants her simply to arrive at an end point without going through the process of getting there.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.
      • ‘It detects the end point of the reaction between this and water.’
      • ‘Clarity of reactions and end points varies between some tests.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The end point of the reaction is stable.’
      • ‘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.
      • ‘The method also computes a cost at any endpoint of the line that does not intersect one of the vectors.’
      • ‘Next, the student selects the endpoints for the integral by clicking with the mouse on the x-axis in the graph window.’
      • ‘For the scale origin, select the endpoint of the line being scaled at the inside edge of the part.’
      • ‘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.’