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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There is typically a lag effect between "animal spirits" as reflected in the media and the "smart money" around inflection points that is the greatest indicator of the ineffectiveness of the media's impact on the predictive role of asset prices.
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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.