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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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In the present case, the mean reported distance to the far point, when presented with the near point in the standard condition, was 2.
Systech Internet Payment Gateways connect both legacy and new POS payment terminals to the FAR POINT network over the public Internet using secure IP transactions adhering to the industry standard SSL 128-bit encryption specifications.
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As for design beyond just the display, most mockups so far point towards a device that is exactly like an iPad, just shrunk down equally in every direction.
It is important to reiterate "stabilize and grow" as indications so far point to a recovery from the worst recession since WWII; but growth beyond returning to positive territory looks feeble through the second half of 2009 and well into 2010.
Unlike a total solar eclipse, an annular event occurs when the Moon is near the far point of its orbit and appears slightly smaller than the Sun.
Coverage can be flexibly adjusted to optimize the experience for users at the near points and far points, and generate a 20 or 30 times increase in network capacity.
understands the evidence uncovered so far points to a sustained and determined attack on the property: | Traces of fuel were found in at least three locations - the chimney, a ground-floor room and the front door.
We don't know yet who is to blame, but the evidence that has emerged so far points clearly to the cladding on the outside of the building not being fire-resistant.
Evidence available so far points to a lapse on part of Information Minister, who has been directed to step down from office to enable holding of an independent and detailed inquiry," a statement by PM office said.