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  • (noun): A contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts distributor points and current flows to the spark plugs.
    Synonyms: distributor point, breaker point
    See also — Additional definitions below

Point

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Écarté - Scoring
... One point is scored by the dealer by dealing the king face up as the eleventh card ... One point is scored by marking the king of trumps in a hand before the first card is played ... One point is scored by the player winning the most tricks ...
46th Infantry Regiment (United States) - Coat of Arms
... superimposed on a Roman sword in scabbard palewise point down Or fimbriated of the field ... two pine trees eradicated Gules a spear issuant from base of the first charged on the point with a fleur-de-lis of the second and enfiled by a castle tower Sable masoned ... Motto VICTORY’S POINT ...
Geography Of The Philippines - Political Geography - Geographic Center
... The Luzon Datum of 1911 in Marinduque is used as point number one for all map makers in the country ... That point lies roughly in the center of the Tablas Strait between the islands of Tablas and Mindoro ... a box with its center at 121°44'47.45"E 12°46'6.1252"N, a point also roughly in the center of the Tablas Strait ...
45X90 Points
... The 45X90 points are the four points on earth which are halfway between the geographical poles, the equator, the Prime Meridian, and the 180th meridian ... The most well-known and frequently visited such point is 45°0′0″N 90°0′0″W / 45°N 90°W / 45 -90 in the town of Rietbrock, Wisconsin near the ... amended to clarify that the actual 45x90 point is actually approximately 1063 feet (324 m) away in a field behind the sign the location of the marker was chosen because of its proximity to the road ...
Geography Of Nigeria - Extreme Points
... This is a list of the extreme points of Nigeria, the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location ... Northern-most point - unnamed location on the border with Niger immediately north-west of the town of Chadawa, Sokoto State ... Eastern-most point - unnamed location on the border with Cameroon immediately east of the village of Munyego, Borno State ...

More definitions of "point":

  • (noun): The precise location of something; a spatially limited location.
    Example: "She walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
  • (noun): A brief version of the essential meaning of something.
    Example: "Get to the point"; "he missed the point of the joke"; "life has lost its point"
  • (noun): A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations.
    Synonyms: period, full stop, stop, full point
  • (verb): Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively.
    Synonyms: indicate, show
  • (noun): A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer.
    Example: "The point of the arrow was due north"
    Synonyms: head
  • (verb): Sail close to the wind.
    Synonyms: luff
  • (noun): An instant of time.
    Example: "At that point I had to leave"
    Synonyms: point in time
  • (verb): Mark with diacritics.
    Example: "Point the letter"
  • (noun): A distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list.
    Example: "The main point on the agenda was taken up first"
    Synonyms: item
  • (noun): A style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect.
  • (noun): An outstanding characteristic.
    Synonyms: spot
  • (verb): Be oriented.
    Synonyms: orient
  • (noun): The object of an activity.
    Example: "What is the point of discussing it?"
  • (verb): Repair the joints of bricks.
    Example: "Point a chimney"
    Synonyms: repoint
  • (noun): A linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch.
  • (noun): A very small circular shape.
    Synonyms: dot
  • (noun): A distinguishing or individuating characteristic.
    Example: "He knows my bad points as well as my good points"
  • (verb): Be positionable in a specified manner.
    Example: "The gun points with ease"
  • (noun): Sharp end.
    Example: "He stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
  • (noun): A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process.
    Synonyms: degree, level, stage
  • (noun): A geometric element that has position but no extension.
    Example: "A point is defined by its coordinates"
  • (noun): The property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point.
    Synonyms: pointedness
  • (noun): Any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass.
    Example: "He checked the point on his compass"
    Synonyms: compass point
  • (noun): An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole.
    Example: "A point of information"
    Synonyms: detail, item
  • (noun): A promontory extending out into a large body of water.
    Example: "They sailed south around the point"
  • (verb): Direct into a position for use.
    Example: "Point a gun"
    Synonyms: charge, level
  • (verb): Mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes.
  • (noun): The gun muzzle's direction.
    Example: "He held me up at the point of a gun"
    Synonyms: gunpoint
  • (noun): A V shape.
    Synonyms: tip, peak
  • (verb): Mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics.
  • (noun): The unit of counting in scoring a game or contest.
    Example: "He scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"

Famous quotes containing the word point:

    A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
    Salman Rushdie (b. 1947)

    Lieutenant, I’d like to point out to you that I don’t have to put up with this crap from you. I’m not in your two-bit army, I’m in our two-bit army.
    Bryan Forbes (b. 1926)

    There is a point at which methods devour themselves.
    Frantz Fanon (1925–1961)