point system

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noun

Printing. a system for grading the sizes of type bodies, leads, etc., that employs the point as a unit of measurement.Compare point(def 48a).
any of certain systems of writing and printing for the blind that employ embossed symbols for letters.
a system of promoting students by an evaluation of their work on the basis of points representing quality of achievement.

Nearby words

  1. point set topology,
  2. point shaving,
  3. point source,
  4. point spread,
  5. point success,
  6. point the finger at,
  7. point tiré,
  8. point up,
  9. point-and-click,
  10. point-and-shoot

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Examples from the Web for point system

  • Some of these old names still survive and are applied to the point-system bodies which approximate the old sizes.

    Type|A. A. Stewart


British Dictionary definitions for point system

point system

noun

printing a system of measurement using the point as its unitSee point (def. 21)
a system for evaluation of achievement, as in education or industry, based on awarding points
any system of writing or printing, such as Braille, that uses protruding dots
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