Checkpoint may refer to:



  • Border checkpoint, a place on the land border between two states where travellers and/or goods are inspected
    • Checkpoint Charlie, the best known crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War
  • Security checkpoint, erected and enforced within contiguous areas under military or paramilitary control
    • Random checkpoint, stopping vehicles on a public roadway looking for impaired drivers
    • Weigh station, a highway checkpoint to inspect vehicular weights
  • Waypoint, a reference point in physical space used for purposes of navigation
    • Checkpoint (video gaming), a point in a video game at which a player may restart if they are "killed" or lose the game
    • Orienteering checkpoint, a marked waypoint used in orienteering and related sports


Arts and Entertainment


  • Transaction checkpoint, for recovery in data management
  • Application checkpointing, a method in computing whereby the state of a program is saved
  • Checkpoint restart, a method for restarting a long software process at a point beyond its beginning
  • Check Point, a software company that is best known for its firewall and VPN products

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См. также в других словарях:

  • checkpoint — n. a place (as at a frontier) where travellers are stopped for inspection and clearance. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Checkpoint — Episodio de Buffy the Vampire Slayer Título Conntrol Identificador 5ABB12 Episodio nº 12 Temporada 5 …   Wikipedia Español

  • checkpoint — check·point n: a point at which an inspection or investigation is performed a checkpoint to uncover drunk drivers Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Checkpoint — Checkpoint  сохранение текущего состояния компьютерной игры Check Point  ИТ компания, специализирующаяся на программных и аппаратных файерволах …   Википедия

  • checkpoint — (n.) 1940, from CHECK (Cf. check) (v.) + POINT (Cf. point) (n.). Originally an aviator s term for landforms or structures of known height against which the craft s altitude could be visually checked. The vehicle stop sense is recorded from 1950 …   Etymology dictionary

  • checkpoint — ► NOUN ▪ a barrier where security checks are carried out on travellers …   English terms dictionary

  • checkpoint — [chek′point΄] n. a place on a highway, a border between countries, etc. where traffic is stopped, as for inspection by authorities …   English World dictionary

  • Checkpoint — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Checkpoint », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Checkpoint est un mot anglais signifiant… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Checkpoint — Der Begriff Checkpoint (engl. für Kontrollpunkt) steht für: einen festen Punkt an einer Verkehrsverbindung, der zur Kontrolle der Verkehrsteilnehmer oder zur Fahndung nach Gesuchten dient – siehe Kontrollstelle, Grenzübergang, Checkpoint Charlie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • checkpoint — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ border ▪ army, military, police, security ▪ vehicle VERB + CHECKPOINT ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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