point in time vs point, time : Common Errors in English

About point in time vs point, time

This redundancy became popular because it was used by astronauts seeking to distinguish precisely between a point in time and a point in space. Since most people use the expression in contexts where there is no ambiguity, it makes more sense to say simply “at this point” or “at this time.”

point in time Meaning(s)

  • (n) an instant of time

point in time in News

  • Depressive People More Likely To Have Abstract Goals, Making Symptoms Worse

    Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study from a team of researchers at the University of Liverpool found that people suffering from depression are more likely to have a list of abstract goals they would like to achieve at any point in time. Researchers asked participants to list goals they would like to achieve any time in the short, medium or long-term. They analyzed the ...
    on July 9, 2013 Source: redOrbit

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