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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A point where a check is performed: Vehicles are stopped at several checkpoints along the border.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A point or place where a check is performed, especially a point along a road or on a frontier where travellers are stopped for inspection
  • n. a situation, often represented by a point in time, at which the state of a database system is known to be valid, and to which it can be returned in the event of a crisis by using a combination of backups and logs; the data stored at this event
  • n. A predetermined point in a map, level or scenario that the player may resume from if they die or restart from if they choose to.
  • v. To set a checkpoint

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a place (as at a frontier) where travellers are stopped for inspection and clearance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a place (as at a frontier) where travellers are stopped for inspection and clearance

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