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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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As I have stated, I believe we have already reached saturation point.
With Canada-United States trade activity approaching the saturation point, the Greater Sudbury Development Corp, wants to promote investment and technology transfer opportunities with eastern Europe.
Michael O'Leary, the CEO of Europe's leading low-cost airline Ryanair, has said that the low-cost airline market in Europe still has a way to go before hitting saturation point.
Le Riche's Stores has continued to trade strongly from its larger stores, but has struggled to drive sales from smaller sites as the market approaches saturation point.
Renault believes that the world's most affluent markets in Europe, America and Japan have now reached saturation point in terms of sales.
According to Allen Burnes, Motorola's VP for emerging markets, first world markets are reaching saturation point and the competition hustle is hotting up in the increasingly lucrative African telecoms environment.
You might think that with all those portentously voice-overed tv programmes on Discovery and History channels churning out the same old stuff about mummy's curses and blokes in wigs and tie-on braided beards, that saturation point has long since been reached.
There comes a time when children reach a saturation point [with learning]," says Tina Bruno, Executive Director of Time to Learn, a Texas-based organization.
The goal of this project was to determine the maximum saturation point of nisin in two vector molecules, CP65 and cornstarch.
It seems Barcelona is reaching its saturation point, with not only a steady stream of Americans constantly visiting, but a considerable European contingency going there as well.
Double transfer speed: Doubles the transfer rate across the SCSI bus to a burst rate of 320MB/sec, allowing higher transfer rates across the SCSI bus and increasing the disk drive saturation point.
Even an inflamed Catholic laity can reach a saturation point and then you lose your edge," she says.