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Idioms for point

Origin of point

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English noun point(e) ; partly from Old French point “dot, mark, place, moment,” from Latin pūnctum, noun use of neuter past participle of pungere “to prick, stab”; partly from Old French pointe “sharp end,” from Medieval Latin pūncta, noun use of Latin feminine past participle of pungere; the Middle English verb developed from the noun. Cf. pungent

OTHER WORDS FROM point

mul·ti·point, adjectiveun·der·point, nounun·der·point, verb (used without object)
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British Dictionary definitions for point

point
/ (pɔɪnt) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for point

C13: from Old French: spot, from Latin punctum a point, from pungere to pierce; also influenced by Old French pointe pointed end, from Latin pungere
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Medical definitions for point

point
[ point ]

n.

A sharp or tapered end.
A slight projection.
A stage or condition reached.

v.

To become ready to open, as an abscess or boil.
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Scientific definitions for point

point
[ point ]

A geometric object having no dimensions and no property other than its location. The intersection of two lines is a point.
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Cultural definitions for point

point

In geometry, a location having no dimension — no length, height, or width — and identified by at least one coordinate.

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Idioms and Phrases with point

point

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