What is point?

  • (noun): An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole.
    Example: "A point of information"
    Synonyms: detail, item
    See also — Additional definitions below

Point

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46th Infantry Regiment (United States) - Coat of Arms
... a Roman numeral “X” of the first superimposed on a Roman sword in scabbard palewise point down Or fimbriated of the field ... 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 ... Motto VICTORY’S POINT ...
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 ... 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 ... the sign was 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 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 ...
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 ...
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): 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 promontory extending out into a large body of water.
    Example: "They sailed south around the point"
  • (noun): A style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect.
  • (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 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): An instant of time.
    Example: "At that point I had to leave"
    Synonyms: point in time
  • (noun): A very small circular shape.
    Synonyms: dot
  • (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 outstanding characteristic.
    Synonyms: spot
  • (noun): A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer.
    Example: "The point of the arrow was due north"
    Synonyms: head
  • (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"
  • (noun): A distinguishing or individuating characteristic.
    Example: "He knows my bad points as well as my good points"
  • (verb): Repair the joints of bricks.
    Example: "Point a chimney"
    Synonyms: repoint
  • (noun): A V shape.
    Synonyms: tip, peak
  • (noun): A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process.
    Synonyms: degree, level, stage
  • (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 linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch.
  • (verb): Direct into a position for use.
    Example: "Point a gun"
    Synonyms: charge, level
  • (noun): A geometric element that has position but no extension.
    Example: "A point is defined by its coordinates"
  • (verb): Be positionable in a specified manner.
    Example: "The gun points with ease"
  • (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
  • (noun): Sharp end.
    Example: "He stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
  • (verb): Sail close to the wind.
    Synonyms: luff
  • (noun): The gun muzzle's direction.
    Example: "He held me up at the point of a gun"
    Synonyms: gunpoint
  • (verb): Mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes.
  • (verb): Mark with diacritics.
    Example: "Point the letter"
  • (verb): Be oriented.
    Synonyms: orient
  • (noun): The property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point.
    Synonyms: pointedness
  • (verb): Mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics.
  • (noun): The object of an activity.
    Example: "What is the point of discussing it?"

Famous quotes containing the word point:

    A route differs from a road not only because it is solely intended for vehicles, but also because it is merely a line that connects one point with another. A route has no meaning in itself; its meaning derives entirely from the two points that it connects. A road is a tribute to space. Every stretch of road has meaning in itself and invites us to stop. A route is the triumphant devaluation of space, which thanks to it has been reduced to a mere obstacle to human movement and a waste of time.
    Milan Kundera (b. 1929)

    ...there is a difference between being convinced and being stubborn. I’m not certain what the difference is, but I do know that if you butt your head against a stone wall long enough, at some point you realize the wall is stone and that your head is flesh and blood.
    Maya Angelou (b. 1928)

    Of all illusions in the world, the most universally received is the concern for reputation and glory, which we espouse even to the point of giving up riches, rest, life, and health, which are effectual and substantial goods, to follow that vain phantom and mere sound that has neither body nor substance.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)