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Is it 10 years, 20, 50 before we reach that tipping point where climate change becomes irreversible? Nobody can know. There's clearly a probability distribution. We need to ensure this planet, and we need to do it quickly.
Vinod Khosla

Meaning of "tipping point" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TIPPING POINT

tipping point  [ˈtɪpɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TIPPING POINT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tipping point is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TIPPING POINT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of tipping point in the English dictionary

The definition of tipping point in the dictionary is the crisis stage in a process, when a significant change takes place.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TIPPING POINT


chipping
ˈtʃɪpɪŋ
clipping
ˈklɪpɪŋ
dripping
ˈdrɪpɪŋ
flipping
ˈflɪpɪŋ
gaping
ˈɡeɪpɪŋ
gripping
ˈɡrɪpɪŋ
landscaping
ˈlændˌskeɪpɪŋ
microchipping
ˈmaɪkrəʊtʃɪpɪŋ
piping
ˈpaɪpɪŋ
ripping
ˈrɪpɪŋ
scraping
ˈskreɪpɪŋ
shipping
ˈʃɪpɪŋ
sipping
ˈsɪpɪŋ
skipping
ˈskɪpɪŋ
slipping
ˈslɪpɪŋ
sniping
ˈsnaɪpɪŋ
tipping
ˈtɪpɪŋ
typing
ˈtaɪpɪŋ
whipping
ˈwɪpɪŋ
worshipping
ˈwɜːʃɪpɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TIPPING POINT

tippable
tipped
tippee
tipper
tipper lorry
tipper truck
Tipperary
tippet
Tippett
tippex
tipping
tipple
tippler
tippy
tippy-toe
tipsheet
tipsier
tipsiest
tipsify
tipsily

WORDS THAT END LIKE TIPPING POINT

access point
appoint
at knife-point
beside the point
checkpoint
cut-off point
disappoint
joint
midpoint
pick-up point
pinpoint
point
power point
price point
standpoint
starting point
talking point
to the point
try for a point
up to a point
viewpoint

Synonyms and antonyms of tipping point in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tipping point» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TIPPING POINT

Find out the translation of tipping point to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tipping point from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tipping point» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

引爆点
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

punto de inflexión
570 millions of speakers

English

tipping point
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tipping बिंदु
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نقطة تحول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

переломный момент
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ponto de inflexão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টপিং পয়েন্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

point de basculement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Titik tip
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wendepunkt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

転換点
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

티핑 포인트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tipping point
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điểm tới hạn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துடைப்பான் புள்ளி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टिपिंग पॉइंट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Devrilme noktası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

punto di non ritorno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

punkt zwrotny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

переломний момент
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

punct critic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σημείο καμπής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

keerpunt
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tipping Point
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vippepunkt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tipping point

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TIPPING POINT»

The term «tipping point» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.013 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TIPPING POINT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tipping point

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7 QUOTES WITH «TIPPING POINT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tipping point.
1
Charles M. Blow
The Obama years will be remembered as a cultural - and legal - tipping point for equality for all people who do not identify as strictly heterosexual, arguably the civil rights movement of our times. The president signed the bill repealing 'don't ask, don't tell.' The Defense of Marriage Act was struck down by the Supreme Court.
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Deborah Kass
I am not alone in thinking that we are at a tipping point ecologically and morally and politically. Democracy cannot survive without a vibrant middle class, yet the policies of one of the parties has been committed to wiping it out for 30 years.
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Vinod Khosla
Is it 10 years, 20, 50 before we reach that tipping point where climate change becomes irreversible? Nobody can know. There's clearly a probability distribution. We need to ensure this planet, and we need to do it quickly.
4
Chris Noth
I always get involved with the environment because once you go past the tipping point with the environment, you don't get it back.
5
Joel C. Rosenberg
Is there a point at which we hit a tipping point and all of this economic, cultural and moral trouble sends us into a death spiral we can't get out of?
6
Bill Simmons
There's a tipping point that happens with soccer in which you just kinda get it. I was drawn to it because the best soccer teams play similarly to my favorite basketball teams - like the eighties Lakers or eighties Celtics - teams that emphasized teamwork over individualism and relied on passing as their biggest ongoing edge.
7
Eliot Spitzer
The pace of global warming is accelerating and the scale of the impact is devastating. The time for action is limited - we are approaching a tipping point beyond which the opportunity to reverse the damage of CO2 emissions will disappear.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TIPPING POINT»

Discover the use of tipping point in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tipping point and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cirque Du Freak (The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 1)
The chilling Saga of Darren Shan, the ordinary schoolboy plunged into the vampire world.
Darren Shan, 2011
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Cirque Du Freak
Darren goes to a freak show with his friend. It's the gothic Cirque du Freak where weird, half human/half animals appear and interact with the audience.
Darren Shan, 2005
3
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.
Malcolm Gladwell, 2006
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Healthy Tipping Point: A Powerful Program for a Stronger, ...
Start small for big results with this inspiring guide to lifelong wellness—from popular health blogger and author of Operation Beautiful.
Caitlin Boyle, 2012
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The Nuclear Tipping Point: Why States Reconsider Their ...
" For those focused on the risks of proliferation among states, "The Nuclear Tipping Point" should be required reading . . . . one hopes that the experts will take note of its insights about future nonproliferation challenges.
Kurt M. Campbell, Robert J. Einhorn, Mitchell Reiss, 2004
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The Tipping Point
From the slopes of Aspen to Caribbean beaches, Danley's writing is on point in any climate. This is a can't miss thriller!
Walter Danley, 2013
7
1939, baseball's tipping point
Baseball has never had a more important year than 1939, when events and people came together to reshape the game like never before.
Talmage Boston, John Grisham, 2005
8
Over: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point
A collection of 250 full-color aerial photographs of the American landscape captures the complex interrelationship between the natural and constructed environments, the impact of the American lifestyle on the environment, and the ...
Alex S. MacLean, Bill McKibben, 2008
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Creating Contagious Commitment, Ebook of 2nd Edition: ...
ebook version of Creating Contagious Commitment, 2nd edition. Dr. Andrea Shapiro's clear and skillful blending of theory with useful examples brings these concepts to life in a way that appeals to anyone who is involved in change.
Andrea Shapiro, 2010
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Creating a Tipping Point: Strategic Human Resources in ...
For institutions seeking to implement strategic HR, this book is a practical and invaluable resource.
Evans, Edna Chun, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TIPPING POINT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tipping point is used in the context of the following news items.
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The stars have aligned for real prison reform
It will undoubtedly take years to transform the justice system. While solutions will not come overnight, we have -- at long last -- reached a tipping point in the ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
Somalia reached 'tipping point,' can secure peace, UN official says
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Somalia has made "remarkable" progress in the last two years and has reached a "tipping point" where it can secure ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
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State of the Cloud: We've Reached the Cloud Tipping Point. See …
State of the Cloud: We've Reached the Cloud Tipping Point! See Who is Winning the Fight and Why. Jun 18, 2015. 5,728 views; 419 Likes; 14 Comments. «Pulse, Jun 15»
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NASA Announces Opportunities to Advance 'Tipping Point' and …
Through the solicitation titled "Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies," NASA seeks to advance selected technologies with ... «PR Newswire, May 15»
5
BBC drama department at 'tipping point', says corporation executive
The BBC drama chief who brought Poldark, Wolf Hall and Sherlock to the screen has warned that the corporation's drama department is at a “tipping point” and ... «The Guardian, May 15»
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Primary school places: Councils issue shortage warning
The Local Government Association (LGA) said pressure from a rising population was reaching a "tipping point". Time was running out to avert a "national crisis" ... «BBC News, Apr 15»
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Policy makers should not discount the damages from future climate …
The researchers developed a model to investigate how the uncertainty surrounding tipping points should influence climate policy. Based on expert input, the ... «Phys.Org, Mar 15»
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Social may be the tipping point in the m-commerce revolution
If entrepreneur Jesse Pujji's prediction is right, 2015 will be the year of global mobile ecommerce (or m-commerce). And social companies like Facebook and ... «VentureBeat, Feb 15»
9
Tipping Point Nears for 'Emerging Flooding Crisis'
It builds on findings earlier this year from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists that show sea level rise tipping points are just a ... «Climate Central, Dec 14»
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Nonprofit hospitals at a tipping point from mounting challenges
The rating agency warned the healthcare sector was at "a tipping point where negative forces have started to outweigh many providers' ability to implement ... «Reuters, Aug 14»

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