Tipping point

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Tipping point may refer to:


  • Tipping point (climatology), in which the system is the global climate
  • Tipping point (physics), in which the system is the position of a physical object
  • Tipping point (sociology), is the event of a previously rare phenomenon becoming rapidly and dramatically more common
  • Planetary boundaries, in which living within the boundaries' stable state retains planetary habitability on Earth
  • In catastrophe theory, the value of the parameter in which the set of equilibria abruptly change
  • Angle of repose, the maximum angle of a stable slope of granular materials
  • In economics, the point at which a dominant technology or player defines the standard for an industry-resulting in "winner-take-all" economies of scale and scope

Other uses