Pinpoint - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpɪnpɔɪnt|  American pronunciation of the word pinpoint
Brit.  |ˈpɪnpɔɪnt|  British pronunciation of the word pinpoint


- a very brief moment
they were strangers sharing a pinpoint of time together
- a very small spot (syn: speck)
- the sharp point of a pin


- locate exactly (syn: nail)
can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?

Extra examples

The pitcher showed pinpoint control of his fastball.

...the pinpoint measurement of brain tumors is critically important...

They were finally able to pinpoint the cause of the fire.

He pinpointed the city on the map.

Rescuers were able to pinpoint where the lost girl was.

The military uses computer imaging to pinpoint targets.

The enemy was trying to pinpoint our position.

The pilot managed to pinpoint the factory.

They pinpointed out of sight.

It's difficult to pinpoint the cause of the accident.

They need to pinpoint exactly what skills are necessary.

Rescue teams have now pinpointed the location of the ship.

...historians attempting to pinpoint the Roman Empire's climacteric, that precise moment when it began its long downhill slide...

It's impossible to pinpoint a moment when it hit me that I was 'a success'.

The missiles can hit targets with pinpoint accuracy.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: pinpoint
he/she/it: pinpoints
present participle: pinpointing
past tense: pinpointed
past participle: pinpointed
singular: pinpoint
plural: pinpoints
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