cusp (plural cusps)
- a sharp point or pointed end.
- (figuratively) an important moment when a decision is made that will determine future events
- 2012 April 21, Jonathan Jurejko, “Newcastle 3-0 Stoke”, in BBC Sport:
- Newcastle were 11 points adrift of Spurs following their 5-0 mauling at the hands of the north London club in February.
But a sixth successive Premier League win puts them on the cusp of European football next season as they surged 15 points clear of seventh-placed Everton, who have five games left to play.
- (geometry) a point of a curve where the curve is continuous but has no derivative, but such that it has a derivative at every nearby point
- (architecture) a point made by the intersection of two curved lines or curved structures. A common motif in Gothic architecture
- (astrology) a boundary between zodiacal signs and houses
- (dentistry) any of the pointed parts of a canine tooth or molar
- (sharp point, pointed end): ord
sharp point or pointed end
important moment when a decision is made
point of a curve where it has no tangent
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- ^ Russell Sturgis, ed. (1902). A Dictionary of Architecture and Building: Biographical, Historical, and Descriptive. 3. Macmillan.