point of arrival


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point of arrival

[′pȯint əv ə′rīv·əl]
(navigation)
The position which a craft will reach after following specified courses for specified distances from a point of departure.
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Details such as a trauma patient's initial vital signs, how fast treatment is begun, and other aspects of a patient's care from the point of arrival at a medical facility are all recorded in the TraumaBase database.
All pre-booked passengers enjoy the benefits of assistance from their point of arrival at the airport for their outbound journey, to their point of departure from the airport following their inbound flight.
The book begins with a portrayal of arrival (specifically but not exclusively in terms of the delivery of goods) and its eros--the intimacy of expectation--but comes around by the end of the second page to observe that "the goods" and their swift transport know the "same point of departure / as point of arrival.
This is a very important moment for Fiat, because it represents at the same time a point of arrival and a point of departure," Marchionne said in front of Fiat executives, bankers and reporters.
With little spatial hierarchy and no communal space to speak of on site, the centre billows to create a new point of arrival for students and visitors.
uk Portcentric Logistics: a new concept promoted by PD Ports for locating the storage and distribution of imported goods close to the point of arrival at a UK port.
When you consider the starting point, the response to the crisis and the point of arrival - a passport for offshore funds - it is a bit surprising," commented a European diplomat, who regrets that the Commission has not opted for a quality label limited to truly European funds.
It may be that their world contained within it the seeds of its own destruction, as other disenchanted writers such as Giordano Bruno--much concerned with painters and painting, but whose portrait was never painted in his lifetime--would later claim; but here what is emphasized as the point of arrival is rather an unquiet zone of "dangerous attraction" (69) relating to images of the self, in which the Renaissance portrait and its accompanying poetic texts increasingly find their expression.
repeatedly contrasts how pre-Reformation pastoral accompaniment of a dying person stopped short of inculcating personal certainty of salvation, while just such certainty was the point of arrival of Lutheran instruction and guidance.
For John Took it is a point of arrival, as he discusses Cino da Pistoia's preparation of the way for Petrarch's post-stilnovistic innovation.
By creating the touring route, Studholme says each town could act as a point of arrival in a corridor of attractions, thereby generating a sort of critical mass.
Very often these agents are either interdicted at Western European airports (on their way to their destination), which provides a suitable psychological environment for Western intelligence to 'turn' them into double agents, or they are picked up by Greek or Turkish intelligence at the point of arrival, which exposes the agents to even graver exploitation by hostile and friendly intelligence services alike.