One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A point at which a branch of a curve terminates; an end point of a curve; also in extended use.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From French point d'arrêt stopping point from point + de + arrêt.
point d'arrêt/ˌpwã daˈrɛt/
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