noun (pl) points of inflection
(maths) a stationary point on a curve at which the tangent is horizontal or vertical and where tangents on either side have the same sign
noun 1. Aviation. the point in a flight at which an aircraft will lack sufficient fuel to return to its starting point. 2. the critical point in an undertaking, decision-making process, etc., where one has committed oneself irrevocably to a course of action or policy. noun 1. a point at which an irreversible commitment must […]
noun, Parliamentary Procedure. 1. a question raised as to whether proceedings are in order, or in conformity with parliamentary law. noun (pl) points of order 1. a question raised in a meeting or deliberative assembly by a member as to whether the rules governing procedures are being breached
- Point of ossification
point of ossification n. The site of earliest bone formation via accumulation of osteoblasts within connective tissue or of earliest destruction of cartilage before onset of ossification.
- Point of presence
(PoP) A site where there exists a collection of telecommunications equipment, usually modems, digital leased lines and multi-protocol routers. An Internet access provider may operate several PoPs distributed throughout their area of operation to increase the chance that their subscribers will be able to reach one with a local telephone call. The alternative is for […]