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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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The livers were then slowly cooled below the freezing point, to 21 degrees Fahrenheit, without inducing freezing-thereby supercooling the organ for preservation.
Temperatures are expected to stay just above freezing point throughout the day, but with the wind chill factor, it could feel more like -5degC, or even -10degC where the winds are strongest.
As the vial is cooled, it passes through the thermodynamic freezing point (Tf), which for water is 0 [degrees]C, and below which nucleation occurs.
Because of this imbalance, scientists have long suspected that forces due to electric charges could change the freezing point of water.
As temperatures plummeted to freezing point in New York, P-p-posh posed outdoors in a skimpy, bum-numbing pink mini-dress.
Petrol has no specific freezing point and never solidifies completely - it resembles gum or wax when frozen.
If you take it to its extreme, we can make materials with soybean oil that have a freezing point of about minus 55 degrees centigrade," the type of temperatures that you need for aviation jet fuel.
Part of the Kyushu region in southern Japan saw the mercury fall close to freezing point due to the radiational cooling effects of the cold air, while the agency issued heavy snow warnings for Aomori, Akita and Iwate prefectures in northeastern Japan.
Milk's freezing point is slightly below OC, so adding water would raise its freezing point.
After the first 4 years, according to the model, the average temperature of the water under the ice stabilized at about -1[degrees]C, almost a full degree warmer than seawater's freezing point.
The plate is chilled to a temperature below the mixture's freezing point, or the temperature at which a substance changes from a liquid to a solid.
If the temperature suddenly drops, they release prodigious amounts of glucose from their rivers, flooding their internal organs in a sugary syrup, greatly lowering the freezing point of their body core.