In geometry, a basic element, whose position in the Cartesian system may be determined by its coordinates.
Mathematicians have had great difficulty in defining the point, as it has no size, and is only the place where two lines meet. According to the Greek mathematician Euclid, (i) a point is that which has no part; (ii) the straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
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ETYM French point, and probably also pointe, Latin punctum, puncta, from pungere, punctum, to prick. Related to Pungent, Puncto, Puncture.
1. (British) A wall socket; SYN. power point.
2. A V shape; SYN. tip, peak.
3. A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; SYN. head.
4. A brief version of the essential meaning of something.
5. A distinguishing or individuating characteristic.
6. A geometric element that has position but no extension.
7. A linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch.
8. A promontory extending out into a large body of water.
9. A style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect.
10. A very short period of time; SYN. point in time.
11. A very small circular shape; SYN. dot.
12. An outstanding characteristic; SYN. spot.
13. Sharp end.
14. The muzzle's direction; SYN. gunpoint.
15. The object of an activity.
16. The precise location of something; a spatially limited location.
17. The property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point; SYN. pointedness.
18. The unit of counting in scoring a game or contest.
City in Texas (USA); zip code 75472.
Measure of depth of letter in printing: one seventy-second of an inch.
1. A unit of measure used in printing, equal to approximately 1/72 of an inch. Character height and the amount of space (leading) between lines of text are usually specified in points.
2. A single pixel on the screen, identified by its row and column numbers.
3. A location in a geometric form, represented by two or more numbers that constitute its coordinates.
1. To be positionable in a specified manner
2. To repair the joints of bricks; SYN. repoint.
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To move an arrow or other such indicator to a particular item or position on the screen by using direction keys or by maneuvering a pointing device such as a mouse.