Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

checkpoint

checkpoint
Meaning(s)
1) stage in a process where inspection, identification, and assessment can take place
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    • reach a checkpoint/hold a checkpoint meeting
  • Analysis

    A checkpoint is usually a barrier or area that has staff employed to carry out safety or identity checks. A checkpoint can also be a time or place where are the status of something is recorded. Checkpoints are also used by pilots and drivers as verification that you are on the correct route or to help with navigation.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. On the way to the city, we were stopped at a checkpoint where the police searched our vehicle.
    2. I knew by the halfway checkpoint that I would break my fastest speed during the race.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. At the end of each major stage of the project, we will hold a checkpoint meeting to determine what we did and did not do well.
    2. Carol likes to chair a weekly checkpoint meeting to help her staff keep track of their goals.
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