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Definizione monolingua point



point (third-person singular simple present points, present participle pointing, simple past and past participle pointed)

  1. (intransitive) To extend the index finger in the direction of something in order to show where it is or to draw attention to it.
    Its rude to point at other people.
    • 2011 October 23, Becky Ashton, “QPR 1 - 0 Chelsea”, BBC Sport:
      Luiz struggled with the movement of Helguson in the box, as he collected a long ball and the Spaniard barged him over, leaving referee Chris Foy little option but to point to the spot.
  2. (intransitive) To draw attention to something or indicate a direction.
    The arrow of a compass points north
    The skis were pointing uphill.
    The arrow on the map points towards the entrance
  3. (intransitive) to indicate a probability of something
    • 2011 December 21, Helen Pidd, “Europeans migrate south as continent drifts deeper into crisis”, the Guardian:
      Tens of thousands of Portuguese, Greek and Irish people have left their homelands this year, many heading for the southern hemisphere. Anecdotal evidence points to the same happening in Spain and Italy.
  4. (intransitive, masonry) To repair mortar.
  5. (transitive) To direct or encourage (someone) in a particular direction
    If he asks for food, point him toward the refrigerator.
  6. (transitive, mathematics) to separate an integer from a decimal with a decimal point
  7. (transitive) to mark with diacritics
  8. (transitive, masonry) To repair by removing and replacing loose mortar.
  9. (transitive, computing) To direct the central processing unit to seek information at a certain location in memory.
  10. (transitive, Internet) To direct requests sent to a domain name to the IP address corresponding to that domain name.
  11. (intransitive, nautical) to sail close to the wind
    Bear off a little, were pointing.
  12. (transitive, hunting) This word needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

point (plural points)

  1. A discrete division of something.
    1. An individual element in a larger whole; a particular detail, thought, or quality. [from 13th c.]
      The Congress debated the finer points of the bill.
    2. A particular moment in an event or occurrence; a juncture. [from 13th c.]
      There comes a point in a marathon when some people give up.
      At this point in the meeting, Id like to propose a new item for the agenda.
    3. (archaic) Condition, state. [from 13th c.]
      She was not feeling in good point.
    4. A topic of discussion or debate; a proposition, a focus of conversation or consideration. [from 14th c.]
      I made the point that we all had an interest to protect.
    5. (obsolete) The smallest quantity of something; a jot, a whit. [14th-17th c.]
      • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.ii:
        full large of limbe and euery ioint / He was, and cared not for God or man a point.
    6. (obsolete) A tiny amount of time; a moment. [14th-17th c.]
    7. A specific location or place, seen as a spatial position. [from 14th c.]
      We should meet at a pre-arranged point.
    8. (mathematics, sciences) A zero-dimensional mathematical object representing a location in one or more dimensions; something considered to have position but no magnitude or direction. [from 14th c.]
    9. A purpose or objective. [from 14th c.]
      Since the decision has already been made, I see little point in further discussion.
    10. A full stop or other terminal punctuation mark. [from 14th c.]
    11. A distinguishing quality or characteristic. [from 15th c.]
      Logic isnt my strong point.
    12. Something tiny, as a pinprick; a very small mark. [from 15th c.]
      The stars showed as tiny points of yellow light.
    13. (now only in phrases) A tenth; formerly also a twelfth. [from 17th c.]
      Possession is nine points of the law.
    14. Each of the marks or strokes written above letters, especially in Semitic languages, to indicate vowels, stress etc. [from 17th c.]
    15. (gaming) A unit of scoring in a game or competition. [from 18th c.]
      The one with the most points will win the game
    16. (mathematics) A decimal point (now especially when reading decimal fractions aloud). [from 18th c.]
      10.5 (""ten point five""; = ten and a half)
    17. (economics) A unit used to express differences in prices of stocks and shares. [from 19th c.]
    18. (typography) a unit of measure equal to 1/12 of a pica, or approximately 1/72 of an inch (exactly 1/72 of an inch in the digital era). [from 19th c.]
    19. (UK) An electric power socket. [from 20th c.]


    1. (literary, dialectal, usually with ""ne"") not
      Ne craignez point - Fear not

    Definizione italiano>inglese point

      unit of scoring in a game or competition
      location or place
      geometry: zero-dimensional object
      To move a pointer (for example, an arrow) to a particular position on the screen, by using a pointing device such as a mouse or pen.
      Posizione all'interno di un sistema di riferimento (determinata tramite un rilevamento).
      A position on a reference system determined by a survey.
      Ente matematico di dimensionalità nulla.
      Zero-dimensional mathematical object.
      Posizione determinata all'interno di un continuo.
      A certain place in a continuum.
      A dot-shaped punctuation mark.
      A small spot, mark or feature which does not bear any details.
      The narrow, acute end of an object of variable thickness.
      To indicate with a pointy object.
      arithmetic: decimal point
      To move a pointer (for example, an arrow) to a particular position on the screen, by using a pointing device such as a mouse or pen.
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