Definition of Cutoff

1. Noun. A designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated.

Generic synonyms: Limit, Limitation

2. Noun. A route shorter than the usual one.
Exact synonyms: Crosscut, Shortcut
Generic synonyms: Road, Route

3. Noun. A device that terminates the flow in a pipe.
Generic synonyms: Device

Definition of Cutoff

1. n. That which cuts off or shortens, as a nearer passage or road.

Definition of Cutoff

1. Noun. The point at which something terminates or to which it is limited. ¹

2. Noun. A road, path of channel that provides a shorter or quicker path; a shortcut. ¹

3. Noun. A device that stops the flow of a current. ¹

4. Noun. A cessation in a flow or activity. ¹

5. Noun. (poker) The player who acts directly before the player on the button preflop in Texas hold 'em. ¹

6. Noun. (context: especially in the plural) shorts made by cutting off the legs from trousers ¹

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Definition of Cutoff

1. the point at which something terminates [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cutoff

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Literary usage of Cutoff

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1. Comparison of Urinalysis Technologies for Drug Testing in Criminal Justice by Christy Visher (1991)
"Some criminal justice users of urine screening methods may wish to set cutoff levels in their testing program lower than the NIDA guidelines. ..."

2. Air Bag Safety: Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science edited by Larry Pressler (1998)
"cutoff switches will help alleviate the shortcomings of deactivation and add safety protection for consumers. • The applicability of NHTSA's proposal is too ..."

3. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"Chapter(0 The Glenn Highway: Tok cutoff to Anchorage Alaska Route 1, the Glenn Highway, heads southwest out of Tok. The first part of the road, ..."

4. Pioneer Tales of the Oregon Trail and of Jefferson County by Charles Dawson (1912)
"THE VIRGINIA cutoff. The Virginia cutoff was made by the Stage Company, during 1860-61, ... This cutoff left the main Trail near the center of Sec. ..."

5. ... The Russian River: A Characteristic Stream of the California Coast Ranges by Ruliff Stephen Holway (1917)
"THE OXBOW cutoff AT GUERNEVILLE Wherever loops occur in a meandering river there is a tendency for erosion on the outside of the curves to cut away the ..."

6. Godey's Magazine by Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1849)
"cutoff the thread st every row. 2d row.—1 long into the centre loop of the 5 chain, 5 chain, repeat. 3d row.—Same as last. ..."

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