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point

Pronunciation: poynt

Definition:

  1. A sharp end or apex.
  2. A slight projection.
  3. A stage or condition reached, as the boiling point
  4. To become ready to open, said of an abscess or boil, the wall of which is becoming thin and about to rupture.
  5. In mathematics, a dimensionless geometric element.
  6. A location or position on a graph, plot, or diagram.
  7. Decimal point.

Synonym(s): punctum

[Fr.; L. punctum, fr. pungo, pp. punctus, to pierce]

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