Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of tilting or overturning: as, table- tipping.
  • noun In the preparation of curled hair, the operation of tossing the carded hair about with a stick so that it will fall in tufts, to be afterward consolidated by rapid blows.
  • noun The practice of making presents to servants, etc., nominally for services rendered or expected. See tip, transitive verb, 6.
  • noun In music, same as tonguing, 3.
  • noun The act of putting a tip to.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) A distinct articulation given in playing quick notes on the flute, by striking the tongue against the roof of the mouth; double-tonguing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The practice of leaving a tip (gratuity).
  • noun The dumping of rubbish.
  • noun music A distinct articulation given in playing quick notes on the flute, by striking the tongue against the roof of the mouth; double-tonguing.
  • verb Present participle of tip.

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Examples

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  • I can see I was not clear enough in my use of the term tipping point.

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  • I have read further and found that the term tipping point in the realm of climate science can refer to many things such as ancient ice melting to the point of releasing additional greenhouse gases.

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  • I have read further and found that the term tipping point in the realm of climate science can refer to many things such as ancient ice melting to the point of releasing additional greenhouse gases.

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  • I have read further and found that the term tipping point in the realm of climate science can refer to many things such as ancient ice melting to the point of releasing additional greenhouse gases.

    RealClimate

  • I have read further and found that the term tipping point in the realm of climate science can refer to many things such as ancient ice melting to the point of releasing additional greenhouse gases.

    RealClimate

  • I have read further and found that the term tipping point in the realm of climate science can refer to many things such as ancient ice melting to the point of releasing additional greenhouse gases.

    RealClimate

  • I have read further and found that the term tipping point in the realm of climate science can refer to many things such as ancient ice melting to the point of releasing additional greenhouse gases.

    RealClimate

  • I have read further and found that the term tipping point in the realm of climate science can refer to many things such as ancient ice melting to the point of releasing additional greenhouse gases.

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