- A sharp end or apex.
- A slight projection.
- A stage or condition reached, as the boiling point
- To become ready to open, said of an abscess or boil, the wall of which is becoming thin and about to rupture.
- In mathematics, a dimensionless geometric element.
- A location or position on a graph, plot, or diagram.
- Decimal point.
[Fr.; L. punctum, fr. pungo, pp. punctus, to pierce]
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