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The definition of a turning point is a point in time when something happens that causes a shift or an irrevocable change in direction.
An example of a turning point in someone's life is the day a woman finds out she is pregnant.
- a point at which something changes direction
- a point in time when a decisive change occurs
- The point at which a very significant change occurs; a decisive moment.
- Mathematics A maximum or minimum point on a curve.