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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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These documents alone make a substantial contribution to Michelangelo scholarship, allowing scholars to confirm dates, payment amounts, and many other vital points.
That's three vital points and a win keeps us in third place.
With both title challengers dropping vital points, their main rival Trefelin BGC celebrated by reaching the final of the W John Owen Cup as a result of a 5-2 win over their visitors Splott Albion FC.
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It could have been better, but it is three vital points for us at the end of the day and that is the way we have to look at it," said Bellamy.
NORTHWICH dropped two vital points in their sterling battle to avoid relegation from the Blue Square Premier on a night when all their rivals also faltered.
However I would like to point out that the letter, after editing, omitted two vital points.
But if we continue to claim vital points with every game we play I don't think anyone, be it players or fans, will complain about the demands on us.
What a shock, conceding a late goal in an away game to lose yet more vital points.
4) So, in a sense, museums and galleries can be vital points of stability in an increasingly frenetic world, and while they certainly assist commodification of art and history, there seems to be no way of avoiding the process - Conceptual Art has come and more or less gone and the happening has scarcely replaced traditional forms of artistic expression - though it flourishes in various forms (for instance Christo continues to wrap up the great buildings of the world - p11).