turning point

turning point
1. an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend (Freq. 1)

the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations

Syn: ↑landmark, ↑watershed
Hypernyms: ↑juncture, ↑occasion
Hyponyms: ↑Fall of Man, ↑road to Damascus
2. the intersection of two streets

standing on the corner watching all the girls go by

Syn: ↑corner, ↑street corner
Derivationally related forms: ↑corner (for: ↑corner)
Hypernyms: ↑intersection, ↑crossroad, ↑crossway, ↑crossing, ↑carrefour
Hyponyms: ↑blind corner

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noun, pl ⋯ points [count]
: a time when an important change happens

Winning that game was the turning point of the team's season.

That job was a major turning point in her career.

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ˈturning point [turning point turning points] noun \turning point (in sth)
the time when an important change takes place, usually with the result that a situation improves

The promotion

marked a turning point in

her career.

Example Bank:

It marks a great turning point in your lives.

The election represented a major turning point in American history.

The industrial revolution was a major historical turning point.

The process of disarmament is at a crucial turning point.

The turning point came when reinforcements arrived from the south.

This win could prove to be a historic turning point in the fortunes of the team.

This win could prove to be a historic turning point= one that will be remembered in the fortunes of the team.

That game was a turning point for the team.

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