- 1pinpoint something to find and show the exact position of somebody/something or the exact time that something happened He was able to pinpoint on the map the site of the medieval village. With this you can pinpoint the precise location of the sound.
- 2pinpoint something to be able to give the exact reason for something or to describe something exactly The report pinpointed the areas most in need of help.
BrE BrE//ˈpɪnpɔɪnt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪnpɔɪnt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pinpoint
BrE BrE//ˈpɪnpɔɪnt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪnpɔɪnt//he / she / it pinpoints
BrE BrE//ˈpɪnpɔɪnts//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪnpɔɪnts//past simple pinpointed
BrE BrE//ˈpɪnpɔɪntɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪnpɔɪntɪd//past participle pinpointed
BrE BrE//ˈpɪnpɔɪntɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪnpɔɪntɪd//-ing form pinpointing
BrE BrE//ˈpɪnpɔɪntɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪnpɔɪntɪŋ//