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"We're about 20 minutes away from the point where Clarke's law kicks in and technology becomes indistinguishable from magic."
- Peter Watts

Jump Point  
  A specific location in space where an interstellar jump can be accomplished.  

As far as I know, this is the first use of this specific phrase, if not the general idea.

It makes it kind of rough if, through no fault of your own, the gravitor gives out before its triple-clad warranty period is up, or a jump-point slides out of congruity and hangs the ship up in the middle of nowhere for a month.
From Bill for Delivery, by Christopher Anvil.
Published by Analog Science Fiction Science Fact in 1964
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Compare to jump point from Bill for Delivery (1964) by Christopher Anvil, collapsar jump from The Forever War (1974) by Joe Haldeman, hyperspace jump from Foundation(1951) by Isaac Asimov, Alderson point (Crazy Eddie) from The Mote in God's Eye (1974) by Niven and Pournelle, planoforming from The Game of Rat and Dragon (1953) by Cordwainer Smith, jumpdoor from Whipping Star (1969) by Frank Herbert.

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