Definition of tipping point noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


tipping point

BrE BrE//ˈtɪpɪŋ pɔɪnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪpɪŋ pɔɪnt//
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the point at which the number of small changes over a period of time reaches a level where a further small change has a sudden and very great effect on a system or leads to an idea suddenly spreading quickly among a large number of people
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tipping point