Definition of Point of no return

1. Noun. A line that when crossed permits of no return and typically results in irrevocable commitment.

Exact synonyms: Rubicon
Generic synonyms: Contrast, Demarcation, Dividing Line, Line



Definition of Point of no return

1. Noun. (aviation) The point in an aircraft's flight when there is insufficient fuel to reverse direction and return to the place of origin. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) The point in any journey, process, or sequence of events when it is no longer possible to reverse course or stop the process. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Point Of No Return

point mutations
point of accumulation
point of apoapsis
point of articulation
point of contact
point of departure
point of elbow
point of entry
point of fixation
point of honor
point of inflection
point of interest
point of intersection
point of maximal impulse
point of no return (current term)
point of order
point of ossification
point of periapsis
point of pride
point of proximal contact
point of purchase
point of reference
point of regard
point of sail
point of sale
point of view
point out
point projection
point release

Literary usage of Point of no return

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1. Abandoned to the State: Cruelty and Neglect in Russian Orphanages by Kathleen Hunt (1999)
"... THE point of no return: DIAGNOSIS AT AGE FOUR The diagnosis that's been given by pediatric neurologists sticks to children for the rest of their life. ..."

2. From Here to Armageddon: I Am Ashter by Ashtas (1990)
"point of no return Once ye begin, ye cannot turn back. Ye will not be discounted by as many as ye believe. The Evil One, himself, stands in wait for thy ..."

3. The Science of Political Economy by Henry George (1897)
"The reaching of this point of no return to the further application of labor in the storing of bricks on a given area may be delayed by the invention and use ..."

4. The Science of Political Economy by Henry George (1897)
"The reaching of this point of no return to the further application of labor in the storing of bricks on a given area may be delayed by the invention and use ..."

5. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"The point at which a projectile, bomb, or re-entry vehicle impacts or is expected to impact. point of no return—(DOD, NATO) A point along an aircraft track ..."

6. The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown by Hugh LeCaine Agnew (2004)
"The "Two Thousands Words" acted as a catalyst for the Warsaw Pact meeting of July 1968, probably the point of no return for the Soviet determination to end ..."

7. Spectrum Management Policy: Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, U.S edited by W. J. Tauzin, E. J. Tauzin (1998)
"Out of a 250 million potential market, at what point is there a point of no return, or how many sets out there, new sets? Mr. WRIGHT. ..."

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