Definition of midpoint in US English:



  • 1The exact middle point.

    ‘the midpoint of the line segment’
    • ‘Use the Offset command with the offset value set to through, and offset a line through the midpoint of the lines just drawn.’
    • ‘Prove that all those lines concur at the midpoint M of the arc ST complementary to the segment.’
    • ‘In contrast, it is almost exactly equal to the midpoint of the middles of the two parties.’
    • ‘The web plate is longitudinally stiffened near the midpoint of its depth.’
    • ‘To complete the flat pattern, draw a line from midpoint to midpoint of the phantom lines to define the length of a curved section on the flat pattern.’
    • ‘Maximum valve height of the carapace is roughly at the midpoint of the hinge line.’
    • ‘Then draw the lift lines perpendicular to the insertion lines and mark the midpoint between the insertion lines.’
    • ‘The four small light blue rectangles at the midpoints of the membrane perimeter are chip-scale refrigerators that cooled the cube and membrane to only a few hundred thousandths of a degree above absolute zero.’
    • ‘The red streak ended at the exact midpoint of a bunk bed, which was situated directly across from the door.’
    • ‘Subsequently, one defines planes perpendicular to such lines, positioning them at the midpoint between the connected particles.’
    • ‘Maccera was the exact midpoint between her parents' homes.’
    • ‘When this line reaches the midpoint of the kernel, 90 percent of the final kernel dry weight has been achieved and silage yields reach a maximum.’
    • ‘An intermediate brace or diagonal attached at the midpoint of the 16-foot brace is needed to prevent buckling under a compression load.’
    • ‘In a perfectly symmetrical face, all midpoints will fall on the vertical midline.’
    • ‘The midpoints of segments AM lie directly on the tangent lines.’
    • ‘In cross section, the line formed by this point and the midpoint of the transverse glenoid diameter at the level of the articular surface defines the axis of the scapula.’
    • ‘If you contemplate the quadrupled square for a while, you might think to join the midpoints of adjacent sides - in effect, drawing the diagonals of the four copies of the original square.’
    • ‘It picked a day that is the exact midpoint between the March 20 and May 15 meetings.’
    • ‘Medians, the midpoints in a series of numbers, were added to this year's calculations to prevent a few unusually large or small numbers from skewing the results.’
    • ‘The sampling depth of 1.5 m was near the midpoint of the epilimnion depth in each lake.’
    centre, mean, median, mid point, halfway point, dead centre, focal point, focus, hub, nucleus, midst
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    1. 1.1 A point somewhere in the middle.
      ‘he would have been at the midpoint in his career’
      • ‘About the midpoint of my career, I joined the corporation's public affairs function.’
      middle, nucleus, heart, core, hub, pivot, kernel, eye, bosom
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