point of inflection

   The point where a curve changes slope [16].

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • Point of inflection — Inflection In*flec tion, n. [L. inflexio : cf. F. inflexion. See {Inflect}.] [Written also {inflecxion}.] 1. The act of inflecting, or the state of being inflected. [1913 Webster] 2. A bend; a fold; a curve; a turn; a twist. [1913 Webster] 3. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • point of inflection — noun a point on a curve at which the sign of the curvature changes; at this point the second derivative of the underlying function will be zero, but positive on one side and negative on the other Syn: inflection point …   Wiktionary

  • point of inflection — a point on a curve that separates an arc concave upward from one concave downward and vice versa * * * Math. See inflection point. [1735 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • point of inflection — Date: 1743 inflection point …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • point of inflection — Math. See inflection point. [1735 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • inflection point — ➔ point1 * * * inflection point UK US noun [C] ► a time of sudden, noticeable, or important change in a industry, company, market, etc.: »The invention (by Intel) of the microprocessor was an inflection point …   Financial and business terms

  • Inflection — In*flec tion, n. [L. inflexio : cf. F. inflexion. See {Inflect}.] [Written also {inflecxion}.] 1. The act of inflecting, or the state of being inflected. [1913 Webster] 2. A bend; a fold; a curve; a turn; a twist. [1913 Webster] 3. A slide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Point — Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Point lace — Point Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Point net — Point Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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