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)(position/aircraft) 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 …
- 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.
- So too the Israeli soldiers, pinpointing their targets amid the destroyed homes.
- He said the guidelines were unique as they pinpointed gaps in emergency care and identified what needed to be done.
- The village's sewage works has been pinpointed as the source of the infestation.
- But until the interference brought on by her shift clears, I'll have a difficult time pinpointing her location.
- The spot was pinpointed and assessed by local police for security.
- Up ahead, the Challengers are pinpointing their targets, 120 mm guns taking aim.
- 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.
- Hubbert calculated this with accuracy for the US, pinpointing the 1970s as the zenith of production.
- With cesium, pinpointing the erosion's source is difficult because there's no differentiation among sites of origin.
- Among them was a stone slab pinpointing the spot where the Buddha was born was discovered in the shrine.
- Most of the times, pinpointing the exact spot of the leak takes long.
- Speaking at the scene, he said new information about the location of the youth's body had been received, pinpointing the two possible spots.
- As it turns out, Norm's palate was unfailing, and he had accurately pinpointed the source of his starter.
- 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
- With no little trepidation, he ran a diagnostic, pinpointing the alarm, and called up the sequence that had triggered it.
- I hope the intelligences would be more accurate in pinpointing the real criminals instead of harassing innocents.
- Yet another respondent pinpoints Taylor's offhand indictment of ‘older feminists’ as the basis for her ire.
- 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.
- The explosives were hidden inside a sock and police also found several maps pinpointing sensitive targets, including a nearby Nato base.
2(pick out)(fact) señalar
1puntito masculinebefore noun pinpoint accuracy — precisión milimétrica feminine
- Moving pinpoints of light were formed by water running down the side of the icicle, dangling from the end, and either freezing solid or being blown away by a gust of wind.
- She felt a warm dot on her forehead, like a tiny pinpoint of light.
- The stars in the night sky were revealed as pinpoints of light instead of fuzzy spheres with radiant spokes.
- A pinpoint of light appeared, the light forming a cross, small and so far out of reach.
- Black pinpoints remained in the indentations on the small molars.
- It almost seems to say that while mankind lived only on the Earth and that the heavens were just a few pinpoints of light, then that was the way the Universe actually was.
- It was like tiny little pinpoints of touch, slamming into my entire body.
- It was a pinpoint of light but still it stood out from all the other stars, and it emitted a dull, orange glow.
- They watched the bright, tiny pinpoints of light filling the black sky in a tremendous blaze of glory, shifting slowly as they rose, making and unmaking vast patterns that tickled Sara's imagination.
- In the middle of the blackness, there was a tiny pinpoint of light.
- It hurtled through a void, an immense cathedral of black pitch, specked with faint pinpoints of light whose pale luminosity underscored the darkness that shrouded them.
- A tiny pinpoint of light was on the ceiling, reflected by someone's pen or glasses.
- For this number, the black backdrop behind the stage is suddenly raised to its full height, and is illuminated up with thousands of tiny pinpoints of light.
- The sky had darkened considerably since their leaving the meadow; bands of blue-black and deep purple traced themselves across the wide expanse, tiny pinpoints of light breaking through.
- Scanner's visual tracks 1 and 2 focus upon a pinpoint of pulsating light from which extend lines of variegated, rapidly changing colours.
- The laser actually vaporizes a pinpoint of your skin.
- The energy constricted in a tiny pinpoint of fire, shot against his walls, and broke through!
- With a pinpoint of light from a laser torch - in the old days they used lanterns - we plunged into the undergrowth.
- The only light in the room came from a lamp over the turntables, the glow of the broadcast board, and the green and red pinpoints of LED light from the satellite equipment and reel-to-reels.
- As the woman made to get off the boulder she was perched upon, a tiny pinpoint of yellow light flashed upon the horizon, something which was almost invisible.
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