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Re: Watershed moment

Posted by Bob on May 25, 2005

In Reply to: Watershed moment posted by John on May 25, 2005

: What is a "watershed moment"?

From Dictionary.com:
wa·ter·shed P Pronunciation Key (wôtr-shd, wtr-)
n.
A ridge of high land dividing two areas that are drained by different river systems. Also called water parting.
The region draining into a river, river system, or other body of water.
A critical point that marks a division or a change of course; a turning point: "a watershed in modern American history, a time that... forever changed American social attitudes" (Robert Reinhold).

[Probably translation of German Wasserscheide : Wasser, water + Scheide, divide, parting.]