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pinpoint

1 verb
     
pin‧point1 [transitive]
1 to discover or explain exactly the real facts about something or the cause of a problem:
It's difficult to pinpoint the cause of the accident.
pinpoint what/how/why etc
They need to pinpoint exactly what skills are necessary.
2 to find or show the exact position of something:
Rescue teams have now pinpointed the location of the ship.

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