transition point

i. The point on an airfoil where the boundary layer changes from laminar to turbulent. As the speed increases, the transition point tends to move forward. As the angle of attack increases, the transition point also tends to move forward.
ii. A point at an adapted number of miles from the vertex at which an arrival aircraft would normally commence its descent from its en route altitude. This may be the first fix adapted on the arrival speed segments.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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