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ˈkʌtˌɔf, -ˌɒfcut·off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cutoffnoun

    a designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated

  2. shortcut, cutoff, crosscutnoun

    a route shorter than the usual one

  3. cutoffnoun

    a device that terminates the flow in a pipe


  1. cutoffnoun

    The point at which something terminates or to which it is limited.

  2. cutoffnoun

    A road, path of channel that provides a shorter or quicker path; a shortcut.

  3. cutoffnoun

    A device that stops the flow of a current.

  4. cutoffnoun

    A cessation in a flow or activity.

  5. cutoffnoun

    The player who acts directly before the player on the button preflop in Texas hold 'em.

  6. cutoffnoun

    shorts made by cutting off the legs from trousers


  1. cutoff

    A cutoff generally refers to a limit or boundary that marks the point at which something is discontinued or stopped. This could range from an end point in a procedure, a limit in measurements, a deadline for certain tasks or applications, or even a function in electronics to stop a current.


  1. Cutoff

    In theoretical physics, cutoff is an arbitrary maximal or minimal value of energy, momentum, or length, used in order that objects with larger or smaller values than these physical quantities are ignored in some calculation. It is usually represented within a particular energy or length scale, such as Planck units. When used in this context, the traditional terms "infrared" and "ultraviolet" are not literal references to specific regions of the spectrum.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutoff in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutoff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of cutoff in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Buckley:

    Obviously, I'm disappointed, you know ? ... Is there a cutoff for tragedy ?

  2. Daryl Peterson:

    Better pipelines, flow meters, cutoff switches, more inspectors — something has got to be done. until we start holding companies fully accountable with penalties, I don't think we're going to change this whole situation we have in North Dakota.

  3. Wayde Schafer:

    Technology exists to prevent these spills and nothing is being done, better pipelines, flow meters, cutoff switches, more inspectors — something has got to be done.

  4. Gavin Buckley:

    Obviously, I’m disappointed, you know? … Is there a cutoff for tragedy? this was an attack on the press. It was an attack on freedom of speech. It’s just as important as any other tragedy.

  5. Kardashian West:

    I'm like, I'm going to tone it down, but then I'm like, wait, I can't be doing it in 10 years, so -- I might as well. I don't know what the age cutoff is.

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