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verb [transitive] pinpoint pronunciation in British English /ˈpɪnˌpɔɪnt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theypinpoint
he/she/itpinpoints
present participlepinpointing
past tensepinpointed
past participlepinpointed
  1. 1
    to discover or explain exactly what something is

    We've been unable to pinpoint the source of the problem.

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  2. 2
    to discover exactly where something is

    It was impossible to pinpoint the exact position of the ship.

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