### point

Unit of measurement given to small, precious gemstones. One point is equivalent to 1/100th of a carat. The abbreviation for point is Pt.
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### Point

(1) A small unit of measurement for type, equal to 1/72 of an inch. (2) A small unit for measuring the thickness of paper, equaling 0.001 inch.
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### Point

(1) The extreme end of a CAPE, or the outer end of any land area protruding into the water, usually less prominent than a CAPE. (2) (SMP) A low profile SHORELINE PROMONTORY of more or less triangular shape, the top of which extends SEAWARD.
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### point

(from the article `carat`) ...3 + 14 + 116 carats. After various unsuccessful attempts to standardize the carat, the metric carat, equal to 0.200 g, and the point, equal to ...
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### point

(from the article `ice hockey`) ...on the blue line to prevent the defending team from getting a breakaway. Often the puck is passed to the defensemen, who shoot from the blue line, ...
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### point

(from the article `mathematics`) Within the debates about projective geometry emerged one of the few synthetic ideas to be discovered since the days of Euclid, that of duality. This ...
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### point

(point) a small area or spot; the sharp end of an object. to approach the surface, like the pus of an abscess, at a definite spot or place. a tapered, pointed endodontic instrument used for exploring the depth of the root canal in root canal therapy; called also root canal point.
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### point

[n] - a very short period of time 2. [n] - a very small circular shape 3. [n] - a V shape 4. [n] - a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect 5. [n] - a linear unit used to measure the size of type 6. [n] - the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest 7. ...
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### Point

• (n.) The perpendicular rising of a hawk over the place where its prey has gone into cover. • (n.) Act of pointing, as of the foot downward in certain dance positions. • (n.) The position of the pitcher and catcher. • (n.) In various games, a position of a certain player, or, by extension, the player himself; • (n.) One of...
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### point

noun a wall socket
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### point

pointedness noun the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
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### Point

(à) ripe or ready to eat, the perfect moment for eating a cheese or fruit. Also, cooked medium rare.
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### Point

[basketball] Points in basketball are used to keep track of the score in a game. Points can be accumulated by making field goals (two or three points) or free throws (one point). If a player makes a field goal from within the three-point line, the player scores two points. If the player makes a field goal from beyond the three-point line, t...

### Point

[coat colour] Prepared by me, based on the blank world map. ...
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### Point

[geometry] In modern mathematics, a point refers usually to an element of some set, called space. More specifically, in Euclidean geometry, a point is a primitive notion upon which the geometry is built. Being a primitive notion means that a point cannot be defined in terms of previously defined objects. That is, a point is defined only by ...
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### Point

[ice hockey] In ice hockey, point has three modern meanings: ...
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### Point

[mortgage] Points, sometimes also called `discount points`, are a form of pre-paid interest. One point equals one percent of the loan amount. By charging a borrower points, a lender effectively increases the yield on the loan above the amount of the stated interest rate. Borrowers can offer to pay a lender points as a method to reduce the i...
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### Point

[tennis] A point in tennis is the smallest subdivision of the match, the completion of which changes the score. A point can consist of a double fault by the server, in which case it is won by the receiver; otherwise, it begins with a legal serve by one side`s server to the receiver on the other, and continues until one side fails to make a ...
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### Point

[typography] In typography, a point is the smallest whole unit of measure, being a subdivision of the larger pica. It is commonly abbreviated as pt. The point has long been the usual unit for measuring font size and leading and other minute items on a printed page. The original printer`s point, from the era of foundry metal typesetting and ...
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### Point

Point (point) transitive verb & i. To appoint. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
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### Point

Point noun [ French point , and probably also pointe , Latin punctum , puncta , from pungere , punctum , to prick. See Pungent , and confer Puncto , Puncture .] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. t...
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### Point

Point transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Pointed ; present participle & verbal noun Pointing .] [ Confer French pointer . See Point , noun ] 1. To give a point to; to sharpen; to ...
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### Point

1. Regarding paper, a unit of thickness equating 1/1000 inch.
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### point

1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, especially. The sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle or a pin. ... 2. An instrument which pricks or pierces, as a sort of needle used by engravers, etchers, lace workers, and others; also, a pointed cutting tool, as a stone cutter's point; called also pointer. ... 3. Anything wh...
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### Point

1. The straight line distance made good in a run.
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