inflection point


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inflection point

[in′flek·shən ‚pȯint]
(mathematics)

point of inflection

The point on the length of a structural member subjected to flexure at which the direction of curvature changes and at which the bending moment is zero.
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Kahan's "Getting Innovation Right" describes seven activities to mitigate the impact of negative inflection points such as the 2013 sequester, and to take advantage of positive inflection points.
MIPS Timing Systems, Market Inflection Point Signals, and MIPS are trademarks of MIPS Timing Systems, LLC.
Deutsche Bank said on Thursday oil above $120 a barrel would be an inflection point for global economic growth.
Cowhey and Aronson point to Intel's former chairman and CEO Andrew Grove's definition of an inflection point as "occur[ing] where the old strategic picture dissolves and gives way to the new.
The view that oil supply will plummet after the inflection point and oil will run out, like the gasoline in an automobile, is misleading for the layperson.
The analytic fits to the models demonstrated in Figure 1 are quite similar whether the median or the mean is used as the summary exposure indicator for the villages; Table 1 shows the robustness of the arsenic concentration of the inflection point with the use of a variety of exposure indicators.
Given a mean SARS incubation of 5 days (4-6 days) (5), the inflection point for SARS in Taiwan could be traced back to 5 days before May 3, namely April 28.
The amount of money raised should get you to the next risk inflection point -- whether that's when you're ready to ship, first revenues or become cash flow-positive.
CPAs need to understand the dynamics of this situation--the parlous inflection point at which we find ourselves, and the necessity for coordinated and forceful action to modernize regulation so we can seize the market opportunities.
It has been shown previously (5, 6) that the modified, three-parameter Avrami equation functions [Theta](t) display an inflection point for n [greater than] 1 or n [less than] 0, and that the time-values of the inflection points [t.
This higher order equation may yield an improved fit up through moderate strains as it provides a model that exhibits one inflection point on the stress strain curve.
The mathematical term for these stock market signal changes is an "Inflection Point" and hence our name Market Inflection Points Signals (or MIPS).