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A point is a small dot or the sharp tip of something. Point or points may refer to:



  • Point, Lewis, a peninsula in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • Point, Texas, a city in Rains County, Texas, United States
  • Point, the NE tip and a ferry terminal of Lismore, Inner Hebrides, Scotland
  • Points, West Virginia, an unincorporated community in the United States

Business and finance[edit]

  • Point (loyalty program), a type of virtual currency in common use among mercantile loyalty programs, globally
  • Point (mortgage), a percentage sometimes referred to as a form of pre-paid interest used to reduce interest rates in a mortgage loan
  • 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
  • "Points", the term for profit sharing in the American film industry, where creatives involved in making the film get a defined percentage of the net profits or even gross receipts
  • 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[edit]


Technology and transport[edit]

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]


Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Point (coat color), animal fur coloration of the extremities
  • Point (geography), a peninsula or headland
  • Point (surname), a surname
  • Make a point or come to a point, a hunting term referring to a pointing dog's standing rigid and facing the prey
  • On point, someone who possesses abundant and various qualities of competence, leadership or style, or to specific acts which demonstrate such qualities
  • Point man, one who takes point (defined below) on patrol, the lookout in the commission of a crime, a defense position in ice hockey, or someone who leads the defense of a political position
  • Point mutation, a change in a single nucleotide
  • Take point (or walk point, be on point, or be a point man), to be the lead, and likely most vulnerable, soldier, vehicle, or unit in a combat military formation
  • Point University, West Point, Georgia

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