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Main Entry: 1point
Function: noun 1 a: an individual detail : ITEM <two points that were important to remember> b: a distinguishing detail : CHARACTERISTIC <politeness was a strong point> c: the chief part or meaning <the point of the joke> 2: a goal to be achieved : PURPOSE <there's no point in continuing> 3 a: a geometric element that has position but no dimensions and is pictured as a small dot b: a usually small or precise place : LOCALITY <a starting point> c: an exact moment <at this point they were interrupted> d: a step, stage, or degree in development or rank <the melting point of ice> <up to a point it was a good performance> 4 a: the usually sharp or tapering end of something (as a sword or pencil) : TIPb: either of two metal pieces in a distributor through which the circuit is made or broken 5: a piece of land that sticks out 6 a: a very small mark : DOTb: PUNCTUATION MARK; especially: PERIOD 2 c: DECIMAL POINT 7 a: one of the 32 marks indicating direction on a compass used by seamen b: the difference of 11 1/4 degrees between two such adjacent points 8: a unit used in giving a value or score <scored fifteen points> 9: the action of pointing - beside the point: IRRELEVANT - in point of: in the matter of <in point of fact> - to the point: PERTINENT <a remark that was quite to the point>