A meeting point, meeting place, or assembly point is a geographically defined place where people meet. Such a meeting point is often a landmark which has become popular and is a convenient place for both tourists and citizens to meet. Examples of meeting points include public areas and facilities such as squares, statues, parks, amusement parks, railway stations, airports, etc. or officially designated and signed points in such public facilities. There is often a public sign designating an official meeting point in public facilities (see illustrations).
Especially when called an assembly point, a meeting point is a designated (safe) place where people can gather or must report to during an emergency or a fire drill etc.
In sociology, a meeting point is a place where a group of people meet on a regular basis, for example a group of regulars or people with a special interest or background. These meeting points are in designated private rooms, in a part of a park, or in a café. Sites like meetways.com can help people find a meeting point between two addresses.
Famous quotes containing the words meeting and/or point:
“When one drinks with a friend, a thousand cups are not enough, but when there is no meeting of minds, half a sentence can be too much.”
“Taking the childs point of view demands good will, time, and effort on the part of parents. The child is the clear beneficiary. Parents who make the effort to understand their childrens point of view are likely to treat children fairly and in an age-appropriate manner.”
—David Elkind (20th century)