Point

Point

Point may refer to the following:

• Basis point, 1/100 of one percent, denoted bp, bps, and
• Pivot point, a price level of significance in analysis of a financial market that is used as a predictive indicator of market movement
• Point (mortgage), a percentage sometimes referred to as a form of pre-paid interest used to reduce interest rates in a mortgage loan
• Reward points (see loyalty program), marketing strategy
• Vigorish point, the commission charged on a gambling bet or loanshark's loan

Mathematics

• Point (geometry), an entity that has a location in space or on a plane, but has no extent
• a shape that is indivisible
• Stationary point (or turning point), a point in a set of inputs to a function where the output ceases to change

Measurement units

• Compass point, one of the 32 directions on a traditional compass, equal to one eighth of a right angle (11.25 degrees)
• Point (gemstone), 2 milligrams, or one hundredth of a carat
• Point, in hunting, the number of antler tips on the hunted animal (e.g.: 9 point buck)
• Point, for describing paper-stock thickness, a synonym of mil and thou (one thousandth of an inch)
• Point (typography), a measurement used in printing, the meaning of which has changed over time
• Paris point, 2/3 cm, used for shoe sizes 3 cm

Science

• Point (coat color), animal fur coloration of the extremities
• Point, a data element in a SCADA system representing a single input or output
• Point Mutation, a change in a single nucleotide and therefore in a specific codon

Other

• Endpoint (disambiguation)
• The Point (disambiguation)
• Pointing (disambiguation)
• Prize
• All pages beginning with "Point"
• All pages with titles containing "Point"

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• point — 1. (poin ; le t se lie : un poin t important ; au pluriel, l s se lie : des points z importants) s. m. 1°   Douleur qui point, qui pique. 2°   Piqûre que l on fait dans l étoffe avec une aiguille enfilée d un fil. 3°   Nom donné à certains… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

• Point — Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• point — [point] n. [OFr, dot, prick < L punctum, dot, neut. of punctus, pp. of pungere, to prick (< IE base * peuĝ , *peuk̑, to prick, jab > Ger fichte, spruce tree, L pugil, boxer, pugnus, fist); also < OFr pointe, sharp end < ML puncta… …   English World dictionary

• Point — hat verschiedene Urspünge: Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Bedeutung im Deutschen 2 Verwendung in Begriffen französischen und englischen Ursprungs 3 Einzelnachweise 4 Si …   Deutsch Wikipedia

• point — n 1: a particular detail, proposition, or issue of law; specif: point of error 2: any of various incremental units used in measuring, fixing, or calculating something: as a: a unit used in calculating a sentence by various factors (as aggravating …   Law dictionary

• point — ► NOUN 1) the tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object. 2) a particular spot, place, or moment. 3) an item, detail, or idea in a discussion, text, etc. 4) (the point) the most significant or relevant factor or element. 5) advantage… …   English terms dictionary

• point — Point, ou Poinct, Sermoni vernaculo additur ad maiorem negationis expressionem. Je n iray point, id est, Non ibo, quasi dicas, Ne punctum quidem progrediar vt eam illo. Il n y est poinct, id est, Non est illic, quasi illius ne punctum quidem ibi… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

• Point — (point), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pointing}.] [Cf. F. pointer. See {Point}, n.] 1. To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil. Used also figuratively; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Point — 〈[ poɛ̃:] m. 6〉 1. 〈Kart.〉 Stich 2. 〈Würfelspiel〉 Auge [frz., „Punkt“ <lat. punctum, „Punkt, Stich“] * * * Point [po̯ɛ̃: ], der; s, s [frz. point < lat. punctum, ↑ Punkt]: 1. a) …   Universal-Lexikon

• point — [n1] speck bit, count, dot, fleck, flyspeck, full stop, iota, mark, minim, mite, mote, notch, particle, period, scrap, stop, tittle, trace; concepts 79,831 point [n2] specific location locality, locus, place, position, site, situation, spot,… …   New thesaurus