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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Consider a given path as a set of the nodal points with respect to world coordinate system OXY: ([X.sub.1],[Y.sub.1]),..., ([X.sub.i],[Y.sub.i]),..., ([X.sub.n],[Y.sub.n]) = ([X.sub.G],[Y.sub.G]), where ([X.sub.G],[Y.sub.G])--the goal position coordinates at the end of a path, n-number of points.
Thus, the Iranian audience can witness the shift from the conservative nodal point of 'moralizing media and social organizations' to the 'mitigation of strict moral codes', and from 'reinforcing the behavioral codes traditionally associated with gender' to 'flexibility' in those codes.
For that purpose, we have both singled out the nodal points that maintained the hegemonic project and analysed the discursive construction of a constitutive outside.
The nation is used as a nodal point, whereby the Islamic identity is positioned as being antagonistic and peripheral to the 'Australian' identity.
However, these conflicts are often the result of different subjective experiences of calendar time or physical space, or different views about how the nodal points of a period of calendar time or a physical space should be demarcated mathematically, and they are less about conflicts over the mathematical stability of these time and space modalities.
Comparison of max vertical displacements of nodal points between experimental results and numerical calculations (model scale 1:25) Number of experimental theoritical-- theoritical-- nodal point simplif.
Drawings were made of each lens and its retinal hemisphere with the principal axis, principal planes and nodal points added to the reconstruction (Fig.
'However, Haverfordwest can be a nodal point for Pembrokeshire.
Demanding amateurs will want a special tripod mount for the camera that offers flexibility in mounting so the nodal point of the lens can be positioned at the point where the tripod head rotates.
The purpose of such an approach is to provide the reader with a 'web of meaningful interrelations that are mutually enhancing at any nodal point in the play' (p.
While Zizek's use of Kripke and Lacan rejects (as does, I argue, Invisible Man) the "'essentialist illusion'" of names properly referring to extralinguistic objects, the Zizekian-Lacanian "nodal point" effectively reinstalls a functional "Real" to refer to--a move which grants language a referential stability that, I argue, Invisible Man disallows (see Zizek, esp.
author's work: Stoker serves as a nodal point for enquiries that