watershed event

watershed event
1) (перен.) переломный момент
2) (перен.) поворотный момент

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  • watershed — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ historic, important, major ▪ cultural, historical, political VERB + WATERSHED ▪ be …   Collocations dictionary

  • watershed — UK US /ˈwɔːtəʃed/ noun [S] ► an event or period that is important because it represents a big change in how people do or think about something: a watershed for sth/sb »The buyout was hailed on Wall Street as a watershed for private equity. a… …   Financial and business terms

  • watershed — [[t]wɔ͟ːtə(r)ʃed[/t]] watersheds 1) N COUNT: usu sing, oft N in n If something such as an event is a watershed in the history or development of something, it is very important because it represents the beginning of a new stage in it. The election …   English dictionary

  • watershed — wa|ter|shed [ˈwo:təʃed US ˈwo:tər , ˈwa: ] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: water + shed line of high ground (16 21 centuries) (from Old English scead separation ); suggested by German wasserscheide] 1.) an event or time when important changes happen… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • watershed — UK [ˈwɔːtə(r)ˌʃed] / US [ˈwɔtərˌʃed] noun Word forms watershed : singular watershed plural watersheds 1) a) [singular] an event that causes an important change to take place watershed in: The crisis was a watershed in the history of our country.… …   English dictionary

  • event — noun 1 sth that happens ADJECTIVE ▪ big, great, important, major, significant ▪ historic, key, landmark, life changing …   Collocations dictionary

  • watershed — wa|ter|shed [ wɔtər,ʃed ] noun 1. ) count an event that causes an important change to take place: TURNING POINT: watershed in: The crisis was a watershed in the history of our country. a ) singular BRITISH a time in the evening when television… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • watershed — noun (C) 1 an event or period when important changes or improvements happen in history or in someone s life (+ in): The 1932 election represented a watershed in American politics. compare turning point 2 the (9 o clock) watershed BrE the time in… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • watershed — /ˈwɔtəʃɛd / (say wawtuhshed) noun 1. the ridge or crest line dividing two drainage areas; water parting; divide: *They were back at O Hara s Gap … on the watershed between the north flowing and south flowing streams. –frank clune, 1937. 2. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • watershed — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. runoff, catchment basin; basin, reservoir; crisis, crux, crossroad[s], milestone. See height, importance. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. turning point, pivotal event, landmark, milestone, crucial… …   English dictionary for students

  • watershed — noun 1》 an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas. 2》 an event or period marking a turning point in a state of affairs. 3》 Brit. the time after which programmes that are regarded as unsuitable for …   English new terms dictionary


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