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Brink vs. Cusp

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Brinknoun

The edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a precipice; a bank or edge.

‘the brink of a river’;

Cuspnoun

A sharp point or pointed end.

Brinknoun

(figurative) The edge or border

‘the brink of success’; ‘He's on the brink of madness.’;

Cuspnoun

(figuratively) An important moment when a decision is made that will determine future events.

Brinknoun

The edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a precipice; a bank or edge, as of a river or pit; a verge; a border; as, the brink of a chasm. Also Fig.

‘The plashy brink of weedy lake.’;

Cuspnoun

(geometry) A point of a curve where the curve is continuous but has no derivative, but such that it has a derivative at every nearby point.

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Brinknoun

a region marking a boundary

Cuspnoun

(architecture) A point made by the intersection of two curved lines or curved structures, a common motif in Gothic architecture.

Brinknoun

the edge of a steep place

Cuspnoun

(astrology) A boundary between zodiacal signs and houses.

Brinknoun

the limit beyond which something happens or changes;

‘on the verge of tears’; ‘on the brink of bankruptcy’;

Cuspnoun

(dentistry) Any of the pointed parts of a canine tooth or molar.

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Cuspnoun

(anatomy) A flap of a valve of a heart or blood vessel.

Cuspnoun

A point of transition.

Cuspnoun

A triangular protection from the intrados of an arch, or from an inner curve of tracery.

Cuspnoun

The beginning or first entrance of any house in the calculations of nativities, etc.

Cuspnoun

The point or horn of the crescent moon or other crescent-shaped luminary.

Cuspnoun

A multiple point of a curve at which two or more branches of the curve have a common tangent.

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Cuspnoun

A prominence or point, especially on the crown of a tooth.

Cuspnoun

A sharp and rigid point.

Cuspverb

To furnish with a cusp or cusps.

Cuspnoun

point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a Gothic arch)

Cuspnoun

a thin triangular flap of a heart valve

Cuspnoun

small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth

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