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.
But if the testimony is erroneous, false or deliberately faked on even one material point, the entire testimony must be thrown out.
Shafee: You're saying, at the material point, after what had transpired, you had no inkling or suspicion that something was wrong?
the purpose of the contract is to study the replacement of the hta electric delivery station for municipal public lighting and its replacement from a material point of view.
A value of one indicates that the material point is active, while a value of zero indicates that ABAQUS should delete the material point from the model.
In this context, the defense of democracy and universal social policies implies the defense of a project that envisions an egalitarian society, not only from a material point of view, but also a cultural, environmentally sustainable, and democratic standpoint, detached from the authoritarian assumptions embedded in the new offensive of neoliberalism that reveal the authoritarian direction taken by capitalism.

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