Pinpoint is quite a useful little verb. If you want to discuss the exact quality of something, it’s perfect. So you might, for example, be looking for the causes of a particular war. Then, you’d say you’re trying to pinpoint those causes.
Here are a few more examples:
- The report pinpoints the root of the problem.
- Firefighters were able to pinpoint the cause of the fire.
- The police pinpointed the location of the warehouse.
Can you come up with any examples of your own?