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Definition of Cusp


  1. A triangular protection from the intrados of an arch, or from an inner curve of tracery.
  2. The beginning or first entrance of any house in the calculations of nativities, etc.
  3. The point or horn of the crescent moon or other crescent-shaped luminary.
  4. A multiple point of a curve at which two or more branches of the curve have a common tangent.
  5. A prominence or point, especially on the crown of a tooth.
  6. A sharp and rigid point.
  7. To furnish with a cusp or cusps.

Cusp Quotations

The world is poised on the cusp of an economic and cultural shift as dramatic as that of the Industrial Revolution.
Steven Levy

What I'm suggesting to you is that this could be a renaissance. We may be on the cusp of a future which could provide a tremendous leap forward for humanity.
Jeremy Rifkin

My manager lives on my block; four of the apartments in my apartment complex of seven are people I know. It's a really close-knit community, and almost everyone on these few blocks are artists or graphic designers, because we live right on the cusp of a warehouse district.

I suffer from the delusion that every product of my imagination is not only possible, but always on the cusp of becoming real.
Sean Parker

The first arrival of earthly life on another celestial body ranks as an epochal event not only for our generation, but in the history of our planet. Neil Armstrong was at the cusp of the Apollo programme. This was a collective technological effort of epic scale, but his is the one name sure to be remembered centuries hence.
Martin Rees
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Cusp Translations

cusp in German is Spitze, Scheitelpunkt
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