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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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The nodal points of the Moderate era, in contrast with those of the Conservative era, can be summarized as follows: "political entente and detente respectively with Europe and the United States," "cultural hybridity," "technological interdependence," "granting more liberty to women and ethnics.
analysis of semantic context (see elaboration below) was conducted to see what function was ascribed to the antagonist in the texts (what it was said to be and to do) as well as how this function hindered FI's hegemonic project based on the nodal points elicited at the first stage of the analysis.
This antagonistic feature of identities is linked back to the nodal point of the nation through the expert who politicises their negative portrayal.
The vertical displacements of the nodal points and the internal force of the cable were measured.
Every nodal point has two linear and two angular generalized displacements.
The functions are uniquely defined by these conditions as the values of degrees of freedom related to both types of nodal points on slaves are determined by (2.
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Each has a single vertical fold, like a spine; other folds radiate from a few nodal points along this central one, and the cuts Faust has made in the paper result in, typically, two or three intricate wheel-like patterns with as many as eight axes each--finally, one thinks more of a cathedral's rose window than of a snowflake.
After an image is captured by a camera, a computer program measures some of the 80 or so nodal points on your face, such as the distance between your eyes, the width of your nose, the depth of your eye sockets, and the length of your jaw line.
The three dimensional finite element model consisting of 9210, 10 node quadratic tetrahedron (Solid 92) element with 15977 nodal points was created using ANSYS 5.
HomeRun operates via a series of nodal points, known as hot spots, through which it is possible to make a wireless connection from a portable computer to a company's intranet or the internet.
Figure 3 shows the mesh design for the entire flow domain with 1832 quadrilateral elements with nine nodal points in each element for a total of 6661 nodal points.