Cutoff or cut off or cut-off may refer to:


Science and technology

  • Cutoff (physics), a threshold value for a quantity
  • Cutoff (reference value), a one-sided reference range
  • Cutoff (steam engine), the point in the piston stroke at which the inlet valve is closed
  • Cutoff (metalworking), a piercing operation used to cut a workpiece from the stock
  • Cutoff grade, in mining, the level of mineral in an ore below which it is not economically feasible to mine it
  • Cutoff frequency, in telecommunications and digital signal processing
  • Cut-off (electronics), when in a MOSFET device the gate to source control voltage is less than a threshold value denoted by VT or VTh: then the channel is said to be cut-off, imposing the flow of a very low drain-to-source current
  • Meander cutoff, a course change in a meadering river
  • Fuse (electrical), a type of overcurrent protection device

Clothing and fashion

  • Kutte, a usually sleeveless decorated jacket
  • Crop top, a shirt that exposes the midriff
  • Cut-off shorts, long pants that have been cut at the knee level (usually without a hem) to create shorts

Roads and trails

  • Elliott Cutoff, a covered wagon road that branched off the Oregon Trail at the Malheur River
  • Goodale's Cutoff, formed a spur of the Oregon Trail in Idaho, United States
  • Lackawanna Cut-Off, a former double-track railroad
  • Meek Cutoff, a covered wagon road that branched off the Oregon Trail in north-eastern Oregon
  • Patterson Creek Cutoff, an abandoned railroad line built by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in northern West Virginia and Western Maryland
  • Salt Lake Cutoff, one of the many shortcuts that branched from the California, Mormon and Oregon Trails in the United States

Other uses

See also

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  • cutoff — cut‧off [ˈkʌtɒf ǁ ɒːf] also cut off noun [singular] 1. the level at which you decide to stop doing something: • They will review the case and determine a cut off point at which Medicaid will no longer provide coverage. • There was a rush by… …   Financial and business terms

  • cutoff — [kut′ôf΄] n. 1. the act of cutting off; esp., the limit or ending set for a process, activity, etc. 2. a road or passage that cuts across, shortening the distance 3. ☆ a) a new and shorter channel cut by a river across a bend, or dug out to… …   English World dictionary

  • cutoff — (n.) 1640s, act of cutting off, also portion cut off, from verbal phrase cut off (late 14c.). Of rivers, from 1773; of roads, from 1806; of clothing (adj.), from 1840 …   Etymology dictionary

  • cutoff — The point of time at which a *financial reporting period ends. Cutoff dates are important in determining the allocation of transactions to time periods in accordance with the *accruals basis of accounting. For example, an auditor may verify that… …   Auditor's dictionary

  • cutoff — UK [ˈkʌtɒf] / US [ˈkʌtˌɔf] noun Word forms cutoff : singular cutoff plural cutoffs 1) [countable] a level or limit at which something stops the cutoff date by which all applications must be received 2) [countable] a part of a pipe that can be… …   English dictionary

  • cutoff — noun Date: 1741 1. the act or action of cutting off 2. a. the new and relatively short channel formed when a stream cuts through the neck of an oxbow b. shortcut 1 c. a channel made to straighten a stream 3. a device for cutting off …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cutoff — /kut awf , of /, n. 1. an act or instance of cutting off. 2. something that cuts off. 3. a road, passage, etc., that leaves another, usually providing a shortcut: Let s take the cutoff to Baltimore. 4. a new and shorter channel formed in a river… …   Universalium

  • cutoff — also cut off BrE noun 1 (C) a fixed limit or level at which you decide to or have to stop doing something: cutoff date/score/point (=the date etc when you stop doing something): The cutoff point for this sample was a score of 50% or more. 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Cutoff — Der Begriff Cutoff bzw. Toleranzgrenze bezeichnet einen Toleranzwert in der Analytik von Drogen und Medikamenten. Er legt fest, ab wann ein Testergebnis positiv bzw. negativ zu bewerten ist. Der cut off ist von der Nachweisgrenze zu unterschieden …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cutoff — Synonyms and related words: air line, arrest, beeline, bell, border line, bound, boundary, boundary condition, boundary line, bourn, break boundary, breakoff point, ceiling, check, checkmate, circumscription, compass, confine, cut, cutoff point,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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