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Point

A distinct proposition or Question of Law arising or propounded in a case. In the case of shares of stock, a point means $1. In the case of bonds a point means $10, since a bond is quoted as a percentage of $1,000. In the case of market averages, the word point means merely that and no more. If, for example, the Dow-Jones Industrial Average rises from 8,349.25 to 8,350.25, it has risen a point. A point in this average, however, is not equivalent to $1.

With respect to the home mortgage finance industry, a fee or charge of one percent of the principal of the loan that is collected by the lender at the time the loan is made and is in addition to the constant long-term stated interest rate on the face of the loan.

point

(Item), noun argument, caput, consideration, designated ground, detail, feature, ground, issue, matter, particular, reason, res, specific, thought
Associated concepts: point of law, point of order

point

(Period of time), noun conjuncture, exact mooent, hour, instant, interval, juncture, moment, occasion, precise moment, second, specific moment, stage, time

point

(Purpose), noun aim, core, design, end, essence, goal, import, intent, intention, motive, object, objective, purport, reason, significance, substance
See also: argument, aspect, border, case, characteristic, clue, consequence, content, contention, degree, detail, direct, edge, end, feature, gist, import, intent, issue, item, location, matter, matter in dispute, meaning, motive, object, objective, occasion, particular, period, phase, pinnacle, posture, property, provision, purpose, refer, remark, show, significance, signification, situation, situs, standpoint, subject, target, technicality, term, termination, tip

POINT, practice. A proposition or question arising in a case.
     2. It is the duty of a judge to give an opinion on every point of law, properly arising out of the issue, which is propounded to him. Vide Resolution.

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Sample Volume Density Specific Viscosity Flash point (pure) (ml) (lb/gal) gravity (cp) ([degrees]c) Kerosene 130 0.
On the other hand, a higher flash point of these fuels enhances their safety at storage.
Because the methods are prescribed, flash point instruments are de signed expressly with a particular test in mind.
AS potential flash points go, Goodison Park, which saw Everton's former object of adoration, Wayne Rooney, return on Saturday for the first time since his move to Manchester, was always likely to be a good bet.
He said: ''It was a nasty match all round and there were several flash points in the game which had tackles flying in everywhere.
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The resulting endothermic reaction cools the product below flash point, reducing the risk of fire.
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John Hannett, USDAW general secretary, said yesterday: "Refusing to serve someone who is underage is a flash point for abuse, both physical and verbal.
In addition, the added benefit of polar cutting is that it lubricates the work piece/chip discharge zone and greatly enhances the machining performance, as the stable flash point is higher than most industry accepted products in similar viscosity range.
In certain events that leave their mark on pop culture, there comes a flash point when everyone's talking about the same thing.
Benefits of using Polyclear 136 in polyurea coatings include a higher flash point, creation of a more elastic and sturdier coating, no volatile substance and the elimination of yellowing, according to the company.