Definition of 'pinpoint'
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Police said a review failed to pinpoint the cause of the outage. The Sun (2016)There were reports of voices heard under the snow but rescue crews were unable to pinpoint the exact location. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Food allergies or sensitivities can be difficult to establish and often involve an elimination diet, to pinpoint the problem food. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is no way to pinpoint any one cause behind the results of the survey, which is still awaiting peer review. Smithsonian Mag (2017)A post-mortem examination was unable to pinpoint a cause of death. The Sun (2016)At first he is reluctant to do so, fearing that my phones will emit signals that will enable the police to pinpoint our location. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The couple's son pinpointed her location using her iPhone tracker. The Sun (2016)The maps do not pinpoint at which building a crime occurred. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The tracker would have pinpointed exactly where the car was driven. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The key moments were pinpointed by insiders yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Last night officers were awaiting post mortem results to pinpoint the cause of death. The Sun (2009)The long irons are made for distance rather than the pinpoint accuracy you might like. Christy O'Connor Junior's Golf Masterclass (1993)Each morning he would wake and consult a map to pinpoint a place to sleep that night. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No one can really pinpoint exactly why. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Many parents can pinpoint moments that they would rather forget. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Emotional and social causes may be easiest to pinpoint as causes of discouragement. Christianity Today (2000)It is hard to pinpoint exactly how and when this movement took off. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when that affair began. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There have been one or two sightings but by the time police pinpoint the locations the trail has gone cold. The Sun (2008)This involves using drugs and medical devices to help pinpoint problems inside the body and treat them with minimal fuss. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The study is being used to determine how long people are exposed to outside advertising hoardings and to pinpoint the busiest locations. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Without pinpoint accuracy, such an exercise loses much of its value. The Sun (2011)I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them. The Sun (2014)SIMPLY using your bathroom scales can help pinpoint the problem. The Sun (2013)If help is needed, some systems have a panic button that provides a pinpoint location for the driver and vehicle. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Another area the ABI pinpoint is head restraints. The Sun (2008)Using Photoshop to layer the maps over each other, she could pinpoint the areas that received the most visits over time. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: pinpoint VERB
If you pinpoint the cause of something, you discover or explain the cause exactly.
It was almost impossible to pinpoint the cause of death.
Definition of pinpoint from the Collins English Dictionary
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