checkpoint

Definitions

General English

Electronics

  • A designated point at which the state of a computer program or system, and its data, are saved to a nonvolatile storage medium, such as a tape or a disk, so that if there is an interruption or failure, the program or system can be restarted from this spot.

Military

  • noun a place (usually on a road) where people or vehicles are stopped and inspected or searched
  • noun a place or feature on the ground which is used as a navigational reference point

Travel

  • noun a place where police or other officials stop and check people or vehicles
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