inflection point
noun Date: circa 1721 a point on a curve that separates an arc concave upward from one concave downward and vice versa

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  • inflection point — Math. a point on a curve at which the curvature changes from convex to concave or vice versa. Also called flex point, point of inflection. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • inflection point — /ɪnˈflɛkʃən pɔɪnt/ (say in flekshuhn poynt) noun a point of inflection on a curve. Also, inflexion point …   Australian English dictionary

  • inflection point — noun a point of inflection …   Wiktionary

  • inflection point — inflec′tion point n. Math. math. a point on a curve at which the curvature changes from convex to concave or vice versa • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

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