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Usage statistics for the noun point:

spoken English62.2%written English37.8% conversational speech21.56%task-oriented speech78.44% imaginative writing34.03%informational writing65.97%
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The word point is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun point

What does point mean as a name of something?

Point is one of the top 50 most common nouns. It is used mostly in task-oriented speech, being the 7th most common noun in task-oriented spoken English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: points

  1. a geometric element that has position but no extension
  2. the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    • example: she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic word: location = a point or extent in space
    • more specific terms:
  3. a brief version of the essential meaning of something
  4. an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
    • example: a point of information
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of point: detail / item
    • more generic word: fact = a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
    • more specific terms:
  5. a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
  6. an instant of time
  7. the object of an activity
    • example: what is the point of discussing it?
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: aim / object / objective / target = the goal intended to be attained
  8. a V shape
    • example: the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • synonyms of point: peak / tip
    • more generic terms: convex shape / convexity = a shape that curves or bulges outward
    • more specific terms:
      • widow's peak = a V-shaped point in the hairline in the middle of the forehead
      • cusp = small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth
      • head = the tip of an abscess
    • part of: alpenstock = a stout staff with a metal point; arrowhead = the pointed head or striking tip of an arrow; knife = a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point; pencil = a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; blade / brand / steel / sword = a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard; cone / cone shape / conoid = a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
  9. a very small circular shape
    • example: a row of points
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • synonym of point: dot
    • more generic words: disc / disk / saucer = something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
  10. the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
    • examples: he scored 20 points in the first half | a touchdown counts 6 points
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic terms: unit / unit of measurement = any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    • more specific terms:
    • part of: score = a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest
  11. a promontory extending out into a large body of water
  12. a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
  13. a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • more generic words: relevance / relevancy = the relation of something to the matter at hand
  14. an outstanding characteristic
    • example: his acting was one of the high points of the movie
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of point: spot
    • more generic word: characteristic = a distinguishing quality
  15. sharp end
    • examples: he stuck the point of the knife into a tree | he broke the point of his pencil
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: end / terminal = either extremity of something that has length
    • more specific terms:
      • arrowhead = the pointed head or striking tip of an arrow
      • barb = a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
      • barb = the pointed part of barbed wire
      • cusp = point formed by two intersecting arcs
      • diamond point = a very hard small point made from a diamond
      • pen nib / nib = the writing point of a pen
      • pike = a sharp point
      • pinpoint = the sharp point of a pin
      • spear-point / spearpoint / spearhead = the head and sharpened point of a spear
      • spike = each of the sharp points on the soles of athletic shoes to prevent slipping
    • part of: awl = a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes; ice pick / icepick = pick consisting of a steel rod with a sharp point; knife = edge tool used as a cutting instrument; needle = a sharp pointed implement; pencil = a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; pin = a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
  16. any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
  17. a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
  18. one percent of the total principal of a loan; it is paid at the time the loan is made and is independent of the interest on the loan
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: loan = the temporary provision of money
  19. a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
  20. a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
    • example: the point of the arrow was due north
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of point: head
    • more generic word: mark = a written or printed symbol
    • part of: arrow / pointer = a mark to indicate a direction or relation
  21. the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
  22. the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of point: pointedness
    • more generic word: taper = the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point
  23. a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
    • example: he knows my bad points as well as my good points
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: characteristic = a distinguishing quality
    • more specific term: selling point = a characteristic of something that is up for sale that makes it attractive to potential customers
  24. the gun muzzle's direction
    • example: he held me up at the point of a gun
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of point: gunpoint
    • more generic terms: gun muzzle / muzzle = the open circular discharging end of a gun
  25. a wall socket
  26. a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs

Alternative definition of the noun point

noun

  1. A discrete division of something.
  2. An individual element in a larger whole; a particular detail, thought, or quality. [definition from 13th c.]
    • A particular moment in an event or occurrence; a juncture. [definition from 13th c.]
    • [archaic] Condition, state. [definition from 13th c.]
    • A topic of discussion or debate; a proposition, a focus of conversation or consideration. [definition from 14th c.]
    • [obsolete] The smallest quantity of something; a jot, a whit. [definition 14th-17th c.]
    • [obsolete] A tiny amount of time; a moment. [definition 14th-17th c.]
    • A specific location or place, seen as a spatial position. [definition from 14th c.]
    • [mathematics, science] A zero-dimensional mathematical object representing a location in one or more dimensions; something considered to have position but no magnitude or direction. [definition from 14th c.]
    • A purpose or objective. [definition from 14th c.]
    • A full stop or other terminal punctuation mark. [definition from 14th c.]
    • A distinguishing quality or characteristic. [definition from 15th c.]
    • Something tiny, as a pinprick; a very small mark. [definition from 15th c.]
    • [context: now only in phrases] A tenth; formerly also a twelfth. [definition from 17th c.]
    • Each of the marks or strokes written above letters, especially in Semitic languages, to indicate vowels, stress etc. [definition from 17th c.]
    • [gaming] A unit of scoring in a game or competition. [definition from 18th c.]
    • [mathematics] A decimal point (now especially when reading decimal fractions aloud). [definition from 18th c.]
    • [economics] A unit used to express differences in prices of stocks and shares. [definition from 19th c.]
    • [typography] a unit of measure equal to 1/12 of a pica, or approximately 1/72 of an inch (exactly 1/72 of an inch in the digital era). [definition from 19th c.]
    • [UK] An electric power socket. [definition from 20th c.]
    • A sharp extremity.
    • The sharp tip of an object. [definition from 14th c.]
    • Any projecting extremity of an object. [definition from 14th c.]
    • An object which has a sharp or tapering tip. [definition from 14th c.]
    • [backgammon] Each of the twelve triangular positions in either table of a backgammon board, on which the stones are played. [definition from 15th c.]
    • A peninsula or promontory. [definition from 15th c.]
    • The position at the front or vanguard of an advancing force. [definition from 16th c.]
    • Each of the main directions on a compass, usually considered to be 32 in number; a direction. [definition from 16th c.]
    • Pointedness of speech or writing; a penetrating or decisive quality of expression. [definition from 17th c.]
    • [railroads, UK] [qualifier, in plural ("points")] A railroad switch. [definition from 19th c.]
    • [context: usually in plural] An area of contrasting colour on an animal, especially a dog; a marking. [definition from 19th c.]
    • [cricket] A fielding position square of the wicket on the off side, between gully and cover. [definition from 19th c.]

    Specialised definition of the noun point

    Glossary of sports

    a sharp end (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

    the dot used to show the division between whole numbers and parts of numbers (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

    • note: 3.256: say three point two five six'; his temperature was 38.7: say thirty-eight point seven

    a mark or score (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

    scoring unit in sport competitions (point scoring). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

    a place or position (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

    Glossary of sports / basketball

    the position in front court taken by the guard who directs the offensive (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

    tasketball's basic scoring unit. A free throw is worth 1 point, a field goal 2 or 3 points, depending on whether it's shot from behind the three-point line

    the area in the frontcourt behind the free throw circle, where the point guard usually operates

    Glossary of sports / cricket

    a fielding position on the off side, level with the batsman's wicket and at a distance from it that varies between three or four yards (silly point) and about thirty yards (deep point), or the player in that position (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

    a fielding position, on the off side on a line with the popping crease (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

    Glossary of sports / fencing

    a valid touch.

    the tip of the sword.

    an attack made with the point

    Glossary of sports / Gaelic football

    a score of one point awarded to a team when the ball is kicked over the opponents' crossbar (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

    Glossary of sports / hockey / ice hockey

    a goal or an assist credited to a player

    a unit used to determine league standings, in which a team is given 2 points for a win and 1 point for a tie or overtime loss

    an area near the boards and just inside the opposition's blue line, where a defenseman is normally stationed when his team has control of the puck in the attacking zone

    Glossary of sports / lacrosse

    defensive player whose role is to mark the opposing team's first home (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

    Glossary of sports / table tennis

    a single scoring unit. A player loses a point if: He fails to make a good service or a good return of the opponent's shot; the ball bounces twice consecutively in his court; his free hand touches the playing surface. Points are also lost because of a double hit, obstruction, or a volley.

    Glossary of sports / tennis

    the basic scoring unit in tennis. The points are numbered "fifteen," "thirty," "forty," and "game." One player serves throughout a game and the first player to win four points wins the game, with the provision that the margin of victory must be at least two points.

    Glossary of sports / water polo

    the offensive position farthest from the goal and approximately straight out from the goal

    Definition of the verb point

    What does point mean as a doing word?

    Point is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

    verb - inflections: pointed | pointing | points

    1. indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
      • example: He pointed to the empty parking space
      • syntax:
        Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
        [Agent - being] [Verb]Linda winked
        [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient]Linda winked her eye
        [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] at [Cause]Linda winked her eye at his behavior
        [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] in [Theme]Linda winked her eye in agreement
        [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Linda winked her agreement
        [Agent - being] [Verb] at [Cause]Linda winked at his behavior
        [Agent - being] [Verb] in [Theme]Linda winked in agreement
        [Agent - being] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]Linda winked at the audience

        Verbs Involving the Body (with the same syntax): beckon, blink, clap, gesture, nod, shrug, squint, wave, wink.

      • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
      • synonyms of point: designate / indicate / show
      • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
      • more specific terms:
    2. be oriented
      • examples: The weather vane points North | the dancers toes pointed outward
      • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
      • synonym of point: orient
      • more generic word: lie = be located or situated somewhere
    3. direct into a position for use
      • example: point a gun
      • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
      • synonyms of point: charge / level
      • more generic terms: aim / direct / take / take aim / train = point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
    4. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
      • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
      • synonyms of point: channelise / channelize / direct / guide / head / maneuver / manoeuver / manoeuvre / steer
      • more generic words: command / control = exercise authoritative control or power over
      • more specific terms:
        • dock = maneuver into a dock
        • sheer = cause to sheer
        • pull over = steer a vehicle to the side of the road
        • helm = be at or take the helm of
        • crab = direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind
        • navigate = direct carefully and safely
        • stand out = steer away from shore, of ships
        • starboard = turn to the right, of helms or rudders
        • conn = conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane
        • navigate / pilot = act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance
        • channel = direct the flow of
        • corner / tree = force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
        • park = maneuver a vehicle into a parking space
    5. be a signal for or a symptom of
    6. sail close to the wind
    7. mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
      • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
      • more generic words: label / mark / tag = attach a tag or label to
    8. mark with diacritics
      • example: point the letter
      • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
      • more generic words: label / mark / tag = attach a tag or label to
    9. mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
      • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
      • more generic words: label / mark / tag = attach a tag or label to
    10. be positionable in a specified manner
      • example: The gun points with ease
      • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
      • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
    11. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
      • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
      • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
      • synonyms of point: aim / direct / place / target
      • more generic terms: aim / direct / take / take aim / train = point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
      • more specific terms:
    12. indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
      • example: the dog pointed the dead duck
      • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
      • more generic words: designate / indicate / show = indicate a place, direction, person, or thing
    13. give a point to
    14. repair the joints of bricks

    Alternative definition of the verb point

    verb

    1. [intransitive] To extend the index finger in the direction of something in order to show where it is or to draw attention to it.
    2. [intransitive] To draw attention to something or indicate a direction.
    3. [intransitive, masonry] To repair mortar.
    4. [transitive] To direct or encourage (someone) in a particular direction
    5. [transitive, masonry] To repair by removing and replacing loose mortar.
    6. [transitive, computing] To direct the central processing unit to seek information at a certain location in memory.
    7. [transitive, Internet] To direct requests sent to a domain name to the IP address corresponding to that domain name.

    Places

    1. Point is a city in Rains County, Texas, United States. The population was 792 at the 2000 census. A July 1, 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 958.
    2. Point a.k.a. Point, Outer Hebrides: Point, also known as the Eye Peninsula, is a peninsula in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, connected to the rest of the Isle of Lewis by a narrow isthmus, one mile in length and barely 100 metres wide. Point, situated very close to regional capital Stornoway, is home to around 2,600 people and is one of the few districts of the Western Isles or Outer Hebrides of Scotland where the population is actually increasing.

    There are other places with in their name, like Ash Point, Bar Point, Bay Point, Elk Point, Fox Point, Hay Point, New Point, Oak Point, Pin Point, Pin-Point, Point Leo, Point May, Ray Point, Red point, Sea Point, Alki Point, Baby Point, Bell Point, Brow Point.

    Group

    Point is a musical group.

    • albums: "Last of Them Horsemen", "Point", "Do You Believe?"

    Business

    Point is a record label.

    Character

    Point is a fictional character from Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.

    Music

    1. "Point" is a 2001 album by Cornelius. The album contains innovative rhythmic use of sound, and is notable for its use of sounds from nature, such as water sounds and bird sounds, into its mix.
    2. "Point" a.k.a. "POINTO" is a composition, cataloged instance.
    3. "Point" a.k.a. "Tochka" is a 2002 album by Leningrad. "Точка", means 'dot' or 'point'. In Russian slang, this can refer to a place of prostitution or somewhere that vodka is sold.
    4. "Point" is a musical EP of Point.
    5. "Point" is a composition.
    6. "POINT" is a composition.

    Artwork

    "Point" is an artwork by Terry Winters.

    Miscellanea

    1. Point in ice hockey has three official meanings: A point is awarded to a player for each goal scored or assist earned. The total number of goals plus assists equals total points. In some European leagues, a goal counts as two points, and an assist counts as one. The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season.
    2. Point: In modern mathematics, a point refers usually to an element of some set called a space.
      • also known as จุด (เรขาคณิต), 点
    3. Point: Points in basketball are used to keep track of the score in a game. Points can be accumulated by making field goals or free throws. 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, the player scores three points. The team that has recorded the most points at the end of a game is declared that game's winner.
    4. Point: 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 interest rate on the loan, thus obtaining a lower monthly payment in exchange for this up-front payment. For each point purchased, the loan rate is typically reduced by 1/8%.
    5. Point: 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 legal return to the other, losing the point. Four points win a game, counted as 15, 30, 40. A game must be won by at least two points.
    6. Point a.k.a. Point coloration refers to animal coat coloration with a pale body and relatively darker extremities, i.e. the face, ears, feet, tail, and scrotum. It is most recognized as the coloration of Siamese and related breeds of cat, but can be found in rabbits, rats, sheep, and horses as well.
    7. Point: A tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape.
      • also known as Points
    8. point is an extension.
    9. Point: Points are used to keep score in a variety of sports.

    Phrases with Point

    Phrases starting with the word Point:

    1. point up
    2. Point bar
    3. point jam
    4. point man
    5. point out

    Phrases ending with the word Point:

    1. In Point
    2. On Point
    3. to point
    4. dew point
    5. dew-point
    6. dry point
    7. end point
    8. Far point
    9. Hit point
    10. Nip Point
    11. Nul Point
    12. set point
    13. blue point
    14. Code point
    15. data point

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    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Point

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    Google previewH.O. Pub (1916)

    by United States. Hydrographic Office

    Norte Point, lying 800 yards 71° from Torrais Point is an inaccessible rock...

    Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration (2015)

    by Steven J. Balla, Martin Lodge, Edward C. Page

    The first point is that the arguments made in Markets and Hierarchies are an interesting example of what policy analysts sometimes call...

    Google previewParliamentary Debates. House of Representatives (1986)

    by New Zealand. Parliament

    The second point is that stopwork meetings will not interrupt production. The third point is that a ...

    Google previewIn Search of Destiny

    'Well, Conrad, the first point is that it's often not so much what you do as how you do it, and there's also the interpersonal dimension when working with others. What we're teaching here is not so much “Know What”, which is ten a penny in this ...

    Google previewIntegrated M/E Design (1997)

    Building Systems Engineering by Anil Ahuja

    The first point is that a charged particle moving with uniform motions creates around itself a magnetic field owing to continuous emission and reabsorption of virtual photons; the second point is that a magnetic field forces a change of direction ...

    Google previewThe Living Church (1959)

    The first point is that almost all censorship efforts are, in a measure, self-defeating . The publishers of Chatterley have, we are sure, profited by the free publicity given them by the postmaster's efforts to ban the book from the mails. This publicity ...

    Google previewCongressional Serial Set (1895)

    The geodetic point is a {-inch hole between the letters U. S. and the top of a cut stone 6 by 6 by 24 inches and set 2 feet below the surface. Two reference stones ... The geodetic point is the original Lake Survey mark, a lead center between the ...

    Google previewThe Nautical Magazine for 1871 (2015)

    by Various authors, Various

    The first point is that the regulations only apply when there is ...

    Google previewDependencies, Connections, and Other Relations (2013)

    A Theory of Mental Causation by Wim de Muijnck

    The first point is that it severs the close link between causal relations and causal explanation. The second point is that it either renders unintelligible any distinction between causally relevant and causally irrelevant properties, or implies a ...

    Google previewMindScience (2012)

    An East-West Dialogue by Dalai Lama, Herbert Benson, Robert Thurman, Howard Gardner, Daniel Goleman

    The second point is a focus on rationality 0 f a lo gieal-rnathernatieal 30 rt, a very dominant Western theme. Many people—for...

    Google previewCollection, Laboratory, Theater (2005)

    Scenes of Knowledge in the 17th Century by Helmar Schramm, Ludger Schwarte, Jan Lazardzig

    The point is the beginning and the absence or limit of space; it is something that is not yet nothing and, at the same time,

    Google previewThe Coming Prosperity (2012)

    How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy by Philip Auerswald

    Here are three takeaways, so far, from history's most massive turnaround to date: The first point is that the spectacular growth of China is often misunderstood as a story of cheap labor. It is not. Cheap labor relative to Western standards existed ...

    Google previewAdvances in Statistical Methods for the Health Sciences (2007)

    Applications to Cancer and AIDS Studies, Genome Sequence Analysis, and Survival Analysis by Jean-Louis Auget, N Balakrishnan, Mounir Mesbah, Geert Molenberghs

    The first changing point is the time at which some HIV are released by macrophage or other long-lived cells from the lymphoid tissues [Perelson et al. ( 1997)]. The second changing point is the time at which the HIV in the HIV- infected individual ...

    Google previewThe Dictionary of the Work of W. R. Bion (2005)

    by Rafael E. López Corvo

    Place where something was: see: Awareness; Euclidian geometry; Geometric space; Line, the; Point C); No-breast; "Nothing"; Space. Platonic forms: see: Forms, theory of. Point C): Euclid defined the point as something indivisible that contains ...

    Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

    Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

    Origins: Origins: From the Greek ake, akis, akidos "a point" and karpos Greek akidos, akis "a point," akidotos "pointed." "fruit." Origins: _, . , ,. . .. „ .

    Google previewCondensed Encyclopedia of Polymer Engineering Terms (2001)

    by Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff

    50; Physical Description: Colorless to lightyellow liquid; Boiling Point: 250 °C; Melting Point: 8 °C; Specific Gravity: 0.85; Water Solubility: ...

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    Usage statistics about point

    The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

    Usage statistics for the noun point:

    spoken English62.2%written English37.8% conversational speech21.56%task-oriented speech78.44% imaginative writing34.03%informational writing65.97%

    Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun point:

    dotstoptippeakspotitemdegreedetailstageperiodlevelheadpoint

    Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb point:

    sharpenleveldesignatesteersignaltargetguidedirectheadchargeaimindicatepointplaceshow

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    Typically in horror films the character just services the plot, and you really are just going from 'point a' to 'point b,' just so that you can end up at 'point c.' They are just sort of stick characters. That's just not interesting to me. (Kevin Williamson)
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    Scrabble value of P3O1I1N1T1

    The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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