material point

material point

noun bench mark, cardinal point, center, central idea, chief point, core, cornerstone, critical point, crucial point, crux, essence, essential matter, essential part, essential point, focal point, focus, fundamental point, gist, gravamen, heart, heart of the matter, important issue, important part, inner core, kernel, linchpin, main idea, marrow, material point, meat, nitty-gritty, nucleus, pivotal point, prime feature, prime issue, quintessence, root, salient point, substance, substantive point
Associated concepts: material point in an argument
See also: cornerstone, issue, landmark, main point, matter in dispute
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After this material point was so satisfactorily decided, he despatched an Indian boy in quest of "killdeer" and the rifle of Uncas, to the place where they had deposited their weapons on approaching the camp of the Delawares; a measure of double policy, inasmuch as it protected the arms from their own fate, if detained as prisoners, and gave them the advantage of appearing among the strangers rather as sufferers than as men provided with means of defense and subsistence.
I must love him; and now that I am satisfied on one point, the one material point, I am sincerely anxious for its all turning out well, and ready to hope that it may.
Pickwick's notes of the four towns, Stroud, Rochester, Chatham, and Brompton, that his impressions of their appearance differ in any material point from those of other travellers who have gone over the same ground.
The material point was that Captain Anthony should be told everything.
The reader may please to observe, that the following extract of many conversations I had with my master, contains a summary of the most material points which were discoursed at several times for above two years; his honour often desiring fuller satisfaction, as I farther improved in the HOUYHNHNM tongue.
The most material points of difference are these: -- First.
They differed from Lady Brydehaven in their opinions on the propriety of the marriage but on all the material points they supported her testimony, and confirmed the serious impression which the first witness had produced on every person in Court.
Microsoft's RMS POS at top of list for Hardware, Lumber, and Building Material Point of Sale
He said: "Scott Wells was a most unimpressive witness in many respects, not least because he was shown to lie about a material point.
4) which is the intersection of conjugate tangents crossing at smoothly changing angle 2[alpha] = [lambda], and sliding on a rotating convex closed loop bisector is drown along which the material point C (vertex cuts) moves evenly and slowly towards the contour.
It is true that from a material point of view, the West has made giant strides but that does not make others lesser humans or primitive.
To simulate snow's properties for the movie, mathematicians helped develop a technique called a material point simulator that realistically accounts for snow's mix of fluid and solid properties.

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