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.
She added, "I believe that there should be practical laws that will guarantee equality, from a material point of view.
Manufacturing Industries: Being a deep sea port and with facilities for transportation available, the industry of any kind is feasible, both from raw material as well as finished material point of view.
In fact, the motions of the outer material point to two separate eruptions in the mid-13th and mid-16th centuries.
He added: "I see things rather differently from what I would have done had we not had those numbers and the material point is that they were collected after July 12, so after the initial shock of the referendum.
In a few months, he will decide about the ultimate use of the piece of land: maybe convert it into his personal garage, or a business unit like an auto-workshop, a construction material point, a cattle-pen, or even a mini-cinema.

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