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Definition of the noun cutoff

What does cutoff mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cutoffs

  1. a designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic words: limit / limitation = the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
  2. a route shorter than the usual one
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of cutoff: crosscut / shortcut
    • more generic words: road / route = an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
  3. a device that terminates the flow in a pipe
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: device = an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Alternative definition of the noun cutoff


  1. The point at which something terminates or to which it is limited.
  2. A road, path of channel that provides a shorter or quicker path; a shortcut.
  3. A device that stops the flow of a current.
  4. A cessation in a flow or activity.
  5. [poker] The second to last player to act after the flop, turn and river in Texas hold 'em.
  6. (especially in plural) shorts made by cutting off the legs from trousers


"Cutoff" is a composition.


  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.
  2. Cutoff: In a steam engine, cutoff is the point in the piston stroke at which the inlet valve is closed. On a steam locomotive, the cutoff is controlled by the reversing gear.
  3. Cutoff is a geographical feature category.

Phrases with Cutoff

  1. cutoff saw
  2. Avulsive Cutoff

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cutoff

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Google previewStandard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (2015)

by William Lyons, Gary J Plisga, BS, Michael Lorenz

The φ cutoff is the minimum value for φ below which hydrocarbons cannot be produced.

Google previewRemittances (2009)

An Automatic Output Stabilizer? by Ms. Dalia Hakura, Mr. Ralph Chami, Mr. Peter Montiel

Under OLS and IV, the optimal cutoff is the one that minimizes the residual sum of squares. Under the GMM dynamic system estimator, the optimal cutoff is the one that minimizes the Hansen test statistic when the same instrument set is used in ...

Google previewSouthern Engineer (1916)

The apparent cutoff is the fractional part of the stroke completed by the piston at the moment the valve cuts off admission of steam to the cylinder. Thus, if an engine has a stroke of 30 inches and the piston has moved 7'/2 inches from the end of ...

Google previewSibling Aggression (2011)

Assessment and Treatment by Dr. Jonathan Caspi, PhD

families, the cutoff is a superficial ending since the formal relational status remains, unlike with peers and romantic relationships that can be forever finished . That is, choosing to cut ties with a brother does not mean that this person is no ...

Google previewOld Wine in New Skins (2000)

Centering Prayer and Systems Theory by Paul D. Lawson

Emotional Cutoff Emotional cutoff is a way in which people manage the intensity of the emotional process within a generation. The greater the fusion or undifferentiation between generations, the more likely a cutoff will occur: parents cut off ...

Google previewHandbook of Crystal Growth (2014)

Fundamentals by Tatau Nishinaga

The distance cutoff is a crucial parameter. Whether the central atom in an octahedral (q w 90 ) or in a tetrahedral (q w 120 ) ...

Google previewDe Minimis Risk (2012)

by Chris Whipple

" Another problem inherent in adoption of any numerical guidance for regulatory cutoff is the tendency for the levels set to become upper limits instead of guidelines for negligibility. Regulatory agencies may find it easier ...

Google previewSemiconductor Nanostructures for Optoelectronic Applications (2004)

by Todd D. Steiner

a sharp cutoff is a unique characteristic of our superlattices compared to the published results of other groups working on type II superlattice detectors [109-1 11] due to the use of binary materials, which are believed to have significantly ...

Google previewEpidemiology Matters (2014)

A New Introduction to Methodological Foundations by Katherine M. Keyes, Sandro Galea

Determining cutoffs involves, as we have noted here, tradeoffs, and the right cutoff is a matter of which we value most: false positives or false negatives. There are some ways of thinking about this that can help guide us in our selection. First ...

Google preview2/1 Game Force a Modern Approach (2014)

For Beginning and Intermediate Players With Chapters on Precision and Fantunes by NEIL H. TIMM, PH.D.

The cutoff is the six, which means neither.

Google previewThe Theory of Neutron Slowing Down in Nuclear Reactors (2013)

International Series of Monographs in Nuclear Energy by Joel H. Ferziger, P. F. Zweifel

A convenient cutoff is that energy above which the ...

Google previewInfectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn E-Book (2010)

by Christopher B. Wilson, Victor Nizet, Jack S. Remington, Jerome O. Klein, Yvonne Maldonado

*Test cutoff refers to the value above which the test result is considered abnormal.

Google previewApplications of Toxicogenomics in Safety Evaluation and Risk Assessment (2011)

by Darrell R. Boverhof, B. Bhaskar Gollapudi

ThereforeFCranking combined with a nonstring pvalue cutoff is a more productive approach to identifying differentially expressed genes inmost microarray gene expression data analyses.

Google previewKarst Hydrology (2013)

Concepts from the Mammoth Cave Area by W.B. White, E.L. White

A smaller active cutoff is the Sinks of Little Brush Creek (Fig. 8.2). This is a 70-m- long cutoff through the neck of a meander bend, thereby eliminating 883 m of surface-stream flow. The rest of the cave is a flood route associated with the ...

Google previewComputational Chemogenomics (2013)

by Edgar Jacoby

Any cutoff is a compromise between recall and precision and may be case dependent, quite similar to searching for bioactive compounds by virtual screening in the chemical space [43]. Moreover one should also be aware of cases where a ...

Google previewMicrowave Engineering (2014)

Concepts and Fundamentals by Ahmad Shahid Khan

B required for the return of the electron to the cathode after just grazing the anode is called cutoff field. Since the cutoff field reduces the anode current to zero, the value of B is quite important to reckon with. If B is still stronger, the path of the ...

Google previewIntrapartum Care for the MRCOG and Beyond (2011)

by Thomas Baskett, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

The 350g cutoff is the 50th centile for fetal weight at20 weeks of gestation.The Australian definition specifies thatfetaldeath is termed a stillbirth ...

Google previewThe Disappearing Girl (2006)

Learning the Language of Teenage Depression by Lisa Machoian

The two-month cutoff is a way mental health professionals distinguish grief from depression, because the symptoms are so similar. (We all know that the pain of loss does not subside in two months, but many of the acute symptoms do.) If after ...

Google previewNuclear Medicine Imaging: An Encyclopedic Dictionary (2012)

by Joseph A. Thie

Such an image can be filtered by a type that essentially eliminates frequency components above a cutoff frequency. This is useful when the image contains a combination of: (a) objects whose contributions to pixel (voxel) values do not change ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

cutoff. Anesthesiology The point at which elongation of the carbon chain of the 1alkanol family of anesthetics, results in a precipitous drop in the anesthetic potential of these agents–eg, at > 12 carbons in length, there is little anesthetic activity, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol. (2008)

by Wilhelm Kirch

Cutoff. Level. Synonyms Civilization; Customs; Ethnology; Folklore; Lifestyle Definition Culture represents human behavior as integration pattern that includes thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values and institutions of a ...

Google previewIllustrated Pocket Dictionary of Chromatography (2004)

by Paul C. Sadek

cP; UV cutoff: 330 nm; eluotropic strength (£°)—on alumina: 0.56, on silica: 0.53; ...

Google previewFiber Optics Standard Dictionary (2013)

by Martin H. Weik

cutoff. See low-frequency cutoff. cutoff ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Science and Technology (1992)

by Carolyn Watters

alpha-beta cutoff a technique for improving the efficiency of minimax algorithms by evaluating the nodes in the tree as they are generated. Each node is assigned either a provisional backup value (PBV) or a final backup value (FBV) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

In the lower panel, showing the input and output waveforms in both the time and frequency domains, the filter eliminates the frequency component above the cutoff frequency, cleaving the low-frequency sine wave from the higher frequency ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering (1999)

by Phillip A. Laplante

The amplifier is literally switched between cutoff and saturation, and thus the saturation angle is a significant percentage of the conduction angle, which is 180 degrees. The unfiltered, broadband output current waveform of a class B-D ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Security Management (1993)

Techniques and Technology by John Fay

cutoff levels, was about 1-2%, based on the screening test, ...

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The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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