Point

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Point or points may refer to:

Places[edit]

  • 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
  • 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

Mathematics[edit]

Measurement units[edit]

  • Point (gemstone), 2 milligrams, or one hundredth of a carat
  • Point (typography), a measurement used in printing, the meaning of which has changed over time
  • 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
  • Paris point, 2/3 cm, used for shoe sizes
  • Points of the compass, one of the 32 directions on a traditional compass, equal to one eighth of a right angle (11.25 degrees)

Sports[edit]

Technology and transport[edit]

  • Point, a data element in a SCADA system representing a single input or output
  • Points, a contact breaker in an ignition system
  • Points, a railroad switch (British English)
  • Points, the clock position of an object seen from a moving vessel or aircraft on an imaginary horizontal clock with 12:00 at the front; e.g., two points to starboard is 2:00
  • Points of sail, a sailing boat's course in relation to wind direction
  • Projectile point, a hafted archaeological artifact used as a knife or projectile tip
  • Public Oregon Intercity Transit, styled POINT, a public transit system

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Music[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
  • Point system (driving), a system of demerits for driving offenses
  • 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

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