cutoff cutoff  /ˈkə ˌtɔf/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated
  2. (n) a route shorter than the usual one
  3. (n) a device that terminates the flow in a pipe

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Russia merely says that the threatened cutoff is business.

News

  1. Sign-up for the conservation stewardship program

    NRCS has continuous sign-up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) with the next cutoff date for ranking purposes scheduled for this coming Friday, June 14.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Star Beacon

  2. Early kindergarten an option for some beginning next school year

    NASHUA – Parents of children near the kindergarten entrance cutoff have a chance to get their kids in school sooner after the Board of Education approved a policy that paves the way for case-by-case early admission. With little discussion, board members voted to allow students who turn 5 on or before Oct. 31 to enter kindergarten early, if they are deemed socially, emotionally, academically and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Nashua Telegraph

  3. LED Wall Pack Luminaires deliver up to 7,416 lumens.

    Available in both full cutoff and refractive lens designs, Lumark Crosstour™ MAXX Luminaires include two 50 W and two 85 W configurations to replace 250 W and 400 W metal halide fixtures, respectively. Units come in 3,500 and 5,000 K correlated color temperatures and are suitable for wall/surface, inverted mount, perimeter, and area/site lighting applications. Operating from 120–480 ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. "There is always someone who bought a product before a particular cutoff date and misses the new price or the new operating system or the new whatever," Jobs said. "This is life in the technology lane."
    on Sep 6, 2007 By: Steve Jobs Source: Contra Costa Times

  2. "That was my one chance," Hylton said. "It was heartbreaking as close as I got. I felt like I won the race, even not making the cutoff. That was the highlight of my career."
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: James Hylton Source: USA Today

  3. "I tried to make a good throw to the cutoff man and hoped that he would fall down," Griffey said.
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: Ken Griffey Jr Source: SI.com

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