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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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This alignment process becomes more prominent as water temperatures drop toward 5[degrees] Celsius, a degree above the freezing point of the water the team used in the experiment (which contained a heavy form of hydrogen).
Observe: The freezing point of water is 0[degrees]C (32[degrees]F).
It was injected into the rat's liver, allowing them to cool below the freezing point of water.
Time-temperature curves also referred as freezing curves are obtained experimentally to determine some thermophysical properties, such as initial freezing point ([T.
The Celsius temperature scale was designed so that the freezing point of water is 0 degrees, and the boiling point is 100 degrees at standard atmospheric pressure.
Strong gusts of up to 50mph will mean that temperatures hovering around freezing point could feel more like -10 degrees in some areas.
Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations of Shimla and Manali shivered as temperatures plummeted below the freezing point despite a sunny day yesterday, a weatherman said.
On Tuesday afternoon the mercury will rise above the freezing point all across Bulgaria a from 2-5A[degrees]C in Northern and Western Bulgaria to 8-12A[degrees]C in Southwestern Bulgaria and along the sea coast.
ControLyo' technology regulates the nucleation temperature to within 1 [degrees] C of its freezing point.
It turns out that ice fish contain a de-icing substance called "antifreeze glycoprotein" that lowers the freezing point of their blood and tissues.
Nucleation rarely occurs at the equilibrium or thermodynamic freezing point of the solution.
The absorption process is not limited by the freezing point of water because moisture is removed as a vapor.