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Princeton's WordNet

  1. checkpointnoun

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


  1. checkpointnoun

    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

    The travellers were stopped at the checkpoint.

  2. checkpointnoun

    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

    After the crash, we rolled back the database to the last checkpoint.

  3. checkpointnoun

    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.

    You can't finish the race if you haven't passed all of the checkpoints on the track.

  4. checkpointverb

    To set a checkpoint


  1. checkpoint

    A checkpoint is a point or stage of verification and confirmation during a process or event. It evaluates if certain criteria, levels, or conditions have been met before proceeding further. Checkpoints are used for a variety of purposes such as quality control, security measures, or progress monitoring in a wide range of fields.


  1. Checkpoint

    "Checkpoint" is the twelfth episode of season 5 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. checkpoint

    1. A predetermined point on the surface of the Earth used as a means of controlling movement, a registration target for fire adjustment, or reference for location. 2. Center of impact; a burst center. 3. Geographical location on land or water above which the position of an aircraft in flight may be determined by observation or by electrical means. 4. A place where military police check vehicular or pedestrian traffic in order to enforce circulation control measures and other laws, orders, and regulations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of checkpoint in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of checkpoint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of checkpoint in a Sentence

  1. Henry Cuellar:

    If you look at the non-intrusive X-rays that we have at the ports of entry, that X-ray at a checkpoint would've stopped what happened, they would have found people right away if they had the right technology… Those border patrol agents are trying to do their job, but it's very difficult for them to do their job.

  2. Eugenio Bito-onon Jr:

    This is very alarming, Quirino is on our path when we travel from Palawan to Pagasa. It is halfway and we normally stop there to rest, i feel something different. The Chinese are trying to choke us by putting an imaginary checkpoint there. It is a clear violation of our right to travel, impeding freedom of navigation.

  3. Robert Spinden:

    During that secondary search, Kenny Wells lunged into Kenny Wells property, grabbing a firearm that was located inside, which ultimately discharged, kenny Wells then fled the security checkpoint through an adjacent exit lane with Kenny Wells firearm.

  4. Rosemarie Andolino:

    Prior to redeveloping Terminal 5 at O’Hare, we engaged with all of our stakeholders including TSA, as a major element of the redesign was reconfiguring the security checkpoint.

  5. Satar Barez:

    Security forces were at their checkpoint in Almar’s main market when the suicide bomber detonated his explosives.

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