In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(determine)(aircraft/position) localizar con exactitud(position/aircraft) ubicar con exactitud Latin Americato pinpoint the causes/origins of the problem — establecer con exactitud cuáles son las causas/los orígenes del problema
- it's difficult to pinpoint the exact moment when … — es difícil precisar exactamente en qué momento …
2(pick out)(fact) señalar
1puntito masculinebefore noun pinpoint accuracy — precisión milimétrica
- As it turns out, Norm's palate was unfailing, and he had accurately pinpointed the source of his starter.
- So Mum told her about the pages from the phone book found beside each murder victim, seemingly pinpointing the identity of the killer's next target.
- The village's sewage works has been pinpointed as the source of the infestation.
- Speaking at the scene, he said new information about the location of the youth's body had been received, pinpointing the two possible spots.
- He said the guidelines were unique as they pinpointed gaps in emergency care and identified what needed to be done.
- Lessons of IVF babies mix-up ‘will be learned’ Report pinpoints series of failures at Yorkshire fertility clinic where white couple had mixed-race twins in error
- Hubbert calculated this with accuracy for the US, pinpointing the 1970s as the zenith of production.
- Up ahead, the Challengers are pinpointing their targets, 120 mm guns taking aim.
- New antiviral drugs are being developed but would best be used if and when a rapid method of diagnosis pinpointing the specific viral cause is available.
- So too the Israeli soldiers, pinpointing their targets amid the destroyed homes.
- The spot was pinpointed and assessed by local police for security.
- Among them was a stone slab pinpointing the spot where the Buddha was born was discovered in the shrine.
- The explosives were hidden inside a sock and police also found several maps pinpointing sensitive targets, including a nearby Nato base.
- Most of the times, pinpointing the exact spot of the leak takes long.
- With no little trepidation, he ran a diagnostic, pinpointing the alarm, and called up the sequence that had triggered it.
- But until the interference brought on by her shift clears, I'll have a difficult time pinpointing her location.
- His election literature pinpoints experience, service to the community, leadership and vision as the attributes which, he hopes, will propel him into Dáil Éireann this time around.
- Yet another respondent pinpoints Taylor's offhand indictment of ‘older feminists’ as the basis for her ire.
- With cesium, pinpointing the erosion's source is difficult because there's no differentiation among sites of origin.
- I hope the intelligences would be more accurate in pinpointing the real criminals instead of harassing innocents.
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