# Point

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For technical reasons, "Point #1" redirects here. For the Chevelle album, see Point No. 1.

Point or points may refer to:

• Basis point, 1/100 of one percent, denoted bp, bps, and
• Percentage points, used to measure a change in percentage absolutely
• Pivot point (technical analysis), a price level of significance in analysis of a financial market that is used as a predictive indicator of market movement
• Point (mortgage), a percentage sometimes referred to as a form of pre-paid interest used to reduce interest rates in a mortgage loan
• Reward points (see loyalty program), marketing strategy
• Royalty points, a way of sharing profit between companies and unit holders
• Vigorish point, the commission charged on a gambling bet or loanshark's loan

## Measurement units

• Compass point, one of the 32 directions on a traditional compass, equal to one eighth of a right angle (11.25 degrees)
• Point (gemstone), 2 milligrams, or one hundredth of a carat
• Point, in hunting, the number of antler tips on the hunted animal (e.g. 9 point buck)
• Point, for describing paper-stock thickness, a synonym of mil and thou (one thousandth of an inch)
• Point, a hundredth of an inch or 0.254 mm, a unit of measurement formerly used for rainfall in Australia
• Point (typography), a measurement used in printing, the meaning of which has changed over time
• Paris point, 2/3 cm, used for shoe sizes

## Parliamentary procedure

• Point of order, a matter raised during a debate concerning the rules of debating themselves
• Point of privilege, a matter related to the rights and privileges of a parliamentary body or of one or more of its members

## Science

• Point (coat color), animal fur coloration of the extremities
• Point, a data element in a SCADA system representing a single input or output
• Point mutation, a change in a single nucleotide and therefore in a specific codon

## Typography

• Point, in typography, a dot character:
• Vowel points, used to disambiguated a consonantal writing system:
• Tashkīl and ḥarakāt for Arabic, Persian, Urdu, etc., or Niqqud for Hebrew