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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 nodal points articulated by the Conservative Party, a woman functions as an angel in the house as well as an angel of beauty, the latter reinforcing the former.
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Lines were drawn from the peripheral retinal cells in front of the tapetum to the rear nodal point and the angle these lines made with the principal axis was measured.
Guth's intention is not to trace influence, but to see Eliot's writing as a nodal point in the cross-cultural discourse of the nineteenth century, for which she uses a theoretical framework drawing on Iser, Kristeva and others.
Ideally, in panoramic digital photography, you want to make photographs by rotating the camera around the nodal point of the lens.
The point of hypertextual criticism is not to determine the relation of each contextual link to the whole of, say, Macbeth, but to follow the plural, simultaneous paths of contextual association that are set in motion at any nodal point in the play.