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Point vs. Dot: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 18, 2023
A "point" is a precise location or position in space, while a "dot" is a small, round mark or spot.

Key Differences

Both point and dot have to do with specific locations or marks. The term "point" typically refers to an exact location or position in space, without regard to its size or shape. This can be a geometric concept or a figurative one. On the other hand, a "dot" connotes a small, round mark or spot, often made with a pen, pencil, or some other instrument. It usually has a more tangible and visible presence than a mere point.
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The term point has broader implications and uses compared to "dot." For instance, in mathematics, a point might be a location on a graph, representing a set of coordinates. In everyday language, we often refer to the "point of a discussion" or the "point of a journey." These uses are figurative, indicating purpose or intent. Dot, on the other hand, often stays closer to its primary meaning of a small mark. We might see a "dot" on a piece of paper, or in computer language, dots are used in domain names and IP addresses.
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Point can also suggest direction or orientation. For instance, the point of a needle or the point of a compass. Here, the term is referring to the sharp end or the directional indicator. Dot doesn’t usually convey direction. Instead, it signifies a particular mark, like the dots on a dice or the dot above a lowercase "i" or "j."
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In some contexts, point and dot can overlap. For example, in printing or digital screens, images are often composed of many tiny dots. These could be called points in a specific context, as they represent specific locations on a grid. However, in most cases, the word choice between point and dot comes down to the nuance each word brings to the context.
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Conclusively, while point and dot can both refer to specific locations or marks, point is more versatile and abstract, while dot tends to remain tangible, often indicating a small, round mark or spot.
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Comparison Chart

Part of Speech

Noun, Verb
Noun, Verb
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Definition

Precise location or position in space
Small, round mark or spot
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Nuance

Can suggest direction or purpose
Typically remains tangible, indicating a specific mark
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Uses in Context

Point on a graph, point of a discussion
Dot on a dice, dot of an "i"
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Abstract vs. Tangible

Can be more abstract, indicating intent or direction
More tangible, indicating a visible mark
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Point and Dot Definitions

Point

A precise location or position in space.
Mark the point where the two lines intersect.
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Dot

A small round mark or spot.
Place a dot on the location you're referring to.
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Point

A particular moment, stage, or degree in a process.
At this point, we need to reassess our strategy.
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Dot

A small object or particle.
She wore a dress with blue dots.
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Point

A sharp or tapered end
The point of a knife.
The point of the antenna.
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Dot

A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.
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Point

An object having a sharp or tapered end
A stone projectile point.
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Dot

Such a mark used in orthography, as above an i.
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Point

A tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape, or promontory.
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Dot

The basic unit of composition for an image produced by a device that prints text or graphics on paper
A resolution of 900 dots per inch.
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Point

A mark formed by or as if by a sharp end.
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Dot

A tiny amount.
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Point

A mark or dot used in printing or writing for punctuation, especially a period.
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Dot

In Morse and similar codes, the short sound or signal used in combination with the dash and silent intervals to represent letters, numbers, or punctuation.
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Point

A decimal point.
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Dot

A decimal point.
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Point

(Linguistics) A vowel point.
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Dot

A symbol (·) indicating multiplication, as in 2 · 4 = 8.
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Point

One of the protruding marks used in certain methods of writing and printing for the blind.
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Dot

(Music) A mark after a note indicating an increase in time value by half.
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Point

A dimensionless geometric object having no properties except location.
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Dot

(Computers) A period, as used as in URLs and email addresses, to separate strings of words, as in www.hmhco.com.
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Point

An element in a geometrically described set.
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Dot

A woman's marriage portion; a dowry.
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Point

A place or locality considered with regard to its position
Connections to Chicago and points west.
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Dot

To mark with a dot.
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Point

A narrowly particularized and localized position or place; a spot
The troops halted at a point roughly 1,000 yards from the river.
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Dot

To form or make with dots.
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Point

A specified degree, condition, or limit, as in a scale or course
The melting point of a substance.
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Dot

To cover with or as if with dots
"Campfires, like red, peculiar blossoms, dotted the night" (Stephen Crane).
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Point

Any of the 32 equal divisions marked at the circumference of a mariner's compass card that indicate direction.
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Dot

To make a dot.
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Point

The interval of 11°15′ between any two adjacent markings.
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Dot

A small, round spot.
A dot of colour
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Point

A distinct condition or degree
Finally reached the point of exhaustion.
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Dot

(grammar) A punctuation mark used to indicate the end of a sentence or an abbreviated part of a word; a full stop; a period.
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Point

The interval of time immediately before a given occurrence; the verge
On the point of resignation.
At the point of death.
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Dot

A point used as a diacritical mark above or below various letters of the Latin script, as in Ȧ, Ạ, Ḅ, Ḃ, Ċ.
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Point

A specific moment in time
At this point, we are ready to proceed.
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Dot

(mathematics) A symbol used for separating the fractional part of a decimal number from the whole part, for indicating multiplication or a scalar product, or for various other purposes.
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Point

An objective or purpose to be reached or achieved, or one that is worth reaching or achieving
What is the point of discussing this issue further?.
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Dot

One of the two symbols used in Morse code.
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Point

The major idea or essential part of a concept or narrative
You have missed the whole point of the novel.
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Dot

(obsolete) A lump or clot.
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Point

A significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument, or suggestion
Your point is well taken.
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Dot

Anything small and like a speck comparatively; a small portion or specimen.
A dot of a child
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Point

A separate, distinguishing item or element; a detail
Diplomacy is certainly not one of his strong points. Your weak point is your constant need for approval.
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Dot

A dot ball.
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Point

A quality or characteristic that is important or distinctive, especially a standard characteristic used to judge an animal.
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Dot

(MLE) buckshot, projectile from a "dotty" or shotgun
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Point

A single unit, as in counting, rating, or measuring.
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Dot

(MLE) dotty
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Point

A unit of academic credit usually equal to one hour of class work per week during one semester.
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Dot

A dowry.
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Point

A numerical unit of academic achievement equal to a letter grade.
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Dot

(transitive) To cover with small spots (of some liquid).
His jacket was dotted with splashes of paint.
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Point

Sports & Games A unit of scoring or counting.
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Dot

(transitive) To add a dot (the symbol) or dots to.
Dot your is and cross your ts.
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Point

A unit equal to one dollar, used to quote or state variations in the current prices of stocks or commodities.
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Dot

To mark by means of dots or small spots.
To dot a line
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Point

A unit equal to one percent, used to quote or state interest rates or shares in gross profits.
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Dot

To mark or diversify with small detached objects.
To dot a landscape with cottages
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Point

One percent of the total principal of a loan, paid up front to the lender and considered separately from the interest.
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Dot

(colloquial) To punch (a person).
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Point

(Music) A phrase, such as a fugue subject, in contrapuntal music.
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Dot

Dot product of the previous vector and the following vector.
The work is equal to F dot Δx.
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Point

(Printing) A unit of type size equal to 0.01384 inch, or approximately 1/72 of an inch.
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Dot

A marriage portion; dowry.
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Point

A jeweler's unit of weight equal to 2 milligrams or 0.01 carat.
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Dot

A small point or spot, made with a pen or other pointed instrument; a speck, or small mark.
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Point

The act or an instance of pointing.
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Dot

Anything small and like a speck comparatively; a small portion or specimen; as, a dot of a child.
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Point

The stiff and attentive stance taken by a hunting dog.
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Dot

To mark with dots or small spots; as, to dot a line.
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Point

A reconnaissance or patrol unit that moves ahead of an advance party or guard, or that follows a rear guard.
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Dot

To mark or diversify with small detached objects; as, a landscape dotted with cottages.
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Point

The position occupied by such a unit or guard
A team of Rangers were walking point at the outset of the operation.
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Dot

To make dots or specks.
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Point

Either of two positions in ice hockey just inside the offensive zone near the boards, usually assumed by defenders attempting to keep the puck in the offensive zone.
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Dot

The United States Department of Transportation.
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Point

(Basketball) A position in the forecourt beyond the top of the key, usually taken by the point guard.
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Dot

A very small circular shape;
A row of points
Draw lines between the dots
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Point

In women's lacrosse, a defensive player who marks the opponent playing nearest to the goal (the first home).
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Dot

The United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
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Point

An electrical contact, especially one in the distributor of an automobile engine.
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Dot

The shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
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Point

Chiefly British An electrical socket or outlet.
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Dot

Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
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Point

Points The extremities of an animal, such as a cat or horse, especially when they differ in color from the rest of the coat.
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Dot

Scatter or intersperse like dots or studs;
Hills constellated with lights
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Point

A movable rail, tapered at the end, such as that used in a railroad switch.
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Dot

Distribute loosely;
He scattered gun powder under the wagon
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Point

The vertex of the angle created by the intersection of rails in a frog or switch.
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Dot

Make a dot or dots
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Point

A ribbon or cord with a metal tag at the end, used to fasten clothing in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Dot

Mark with a dot;
Dot your `i's
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Point

To direct or aim
Point a weapon.
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Dot

The mark used to separate the integral part of a decimal from the fractional part.
The number 3.14 has a dot between the three and the one.
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Point

To bring (something) to notice
Pointed out an error in their reasoning.
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Dot

A very small amount or tiny degree.
There's not a dot of truth in those rumors.
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Point

To indicate the position or direction of
Pointed out the oldest buildings on the skyline.
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Dot

An electronic signal in Morse code.
In Morse code, an E is represented by a single dot.
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Point

To sharpen (a pencil, for example); provide with a point.
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Point

To separate with decimal points
Pointing off the hundredths place in a column of figures.
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Point

To mark (text) with points; punctuate.
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Point

(Linguistics) To mark (a consonant) with a vowel point.
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Point

To give emphasis to; stress
Comments that simply point up flawed reasoning.
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Point

To indicate the presence and position of (game) by standing immobile and directing the muzzle toward it. Used of a hunting dog.
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Point

To fill and finish the joints of (masonry) with cement or mortar.
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Point

To direct attention or indicate position with or as if with the finger.
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Point

To turn the mind or thought in a particular direction or to a particular conclusion
All indications point to an early spring.
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Point

To be turned or faced in a given direction; aim.
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Point

To indicate the presence and position of game. Used of a hunting dog.
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Point

(Nautical) To sail close to the wind.
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Point

A discrete division of something.
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Point

An individual element in a larger whole; a particular detail, thought, or quality.
The Congress debated the finer points of the bill.
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Point

A particular moment in an event or occurrence; a juncture.
There comes a point in a marathon when some people give up.
At this point in the meeting, I'd like to propose a new item for the agenda.
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Point

(archaic) Condition, state.
She was not feeling in good point.
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Point

A topic of discussion or debate; a proposition.
I made the point that we all had an interest to protect.
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Point

A focus of conversation or consideration; the main idea.
The point is that we should stay together, whatever happens.
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Point

A purpose or objective, which makes something meaningful.
Since the decision has already been made, I see little point in further discussion.
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Point

(obsolete) The smallest quantity of something; a jot, a whit.
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Point

(obsolete) A tiny amount of time; a moment.
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Point

A specific location or place, seen as a spatial position.
We should meet at a pre-arranged point.
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Point

A zero-dimensional mathematical object representing a location in one or more dimensions; something considered to have position but no magnitude or direction. Category:en:Shapes
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Point

A full stop or other terminal punctuation mark.
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Point

(music) A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time. In ancient music, it distinguished or characterized certain tones or styles (points of perfection, of augmentation, etc.). In modern music, it is placed on the right of a note to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half.
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Point

(by extension) A note; a tune.
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Point

A distinguishing quality or characteristic.
Logic isn't my strong point.
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Point

The chief or excellent features.
The points of a horse
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Point

Something tiny, as a pinprick; a very small mark.
The stars showed as tiny points of yellow light.
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Point

(now only in phrases) A tenth; formerly also a twelfth.
Possession is nine points of the law.
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Point

Each of the marks or strokes written above letters, especially in Semitic languages, to indicate vowels, stress etc.
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Point

A unit of scoring in a game or competition.
The one with the most points will win the game
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Point

(mathematics) A decimal point (now especially when reading decimal fractions aloud).
10.5 is "ten point five", or ten and a half.
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Point

(economics) A unit used to express differences in prices of stocks and shares.
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Point

(typography) a unit of measure equal to 1/12 of a pica, or approximately 1/72 of an inch (exactly 1/72 of an inch in the digital era).
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Point

(UK) An electric power socket.
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Point

A unit of bearing equal to one thirty-second of a circle, i.e. 11.25°.
Ship ahoy, three points off the starboard bow!
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Point

(UK) A unit of measure for rain, equal to 0.254 mm or 0.01 of an inch.
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Point

Either of the two metal surfaces in a distributor which close or open to allow or prevent the flow of current through the ignition coil. There is usually a moving point, pushed by the distributor cam, and a fixed point, and they are built together as a unit.
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Point

A sharp extremity.
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Point

The sharp tip of an object.
Cut the skin with the point of the knife.
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Point

Any projecting extremity of an object.
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Point

An object which has a sharp or tapering tip.
His cowboy belt was studded with points.
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Point

(backgammon) Each of the twelve triangular positions in either table of a backgammon board, on which the stones are played.
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Point

A peninsula or promontory.
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Point

The position at the front or vanguard of an advancing force.
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Point

Each of the main directions on a compass, usually considered to be 32 in number; a direction.
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Point

(nautical) The difference between two points of the compass.
To fall off a point
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Point

Pointedness of speech or writing; a penetrating or decisive quality of expression.
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Point

A railroad switch.
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Point

An area of contrasting colour on an animal, especially a dog; a marking.
The point color of that cat was a deep, rich sable.
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Point

A tine or snag of an antler.
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Point

(fencing) A movement executed with the sabre or foil.
Tierce point
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Point

(heraldry) One of the several different parts of the escutcheon.
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Point

(nautical) A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails.
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Point

(historical) A string or lace used to tie together certain garments.
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Point

Lace worked by the needle.
Point de Venise; Brussels point
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Point

An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.
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Point

The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game.
The dog came to a point.
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Point

(falconry) The perpendicular rising of a hawk over the place where its prey has gone into cover.
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Point

The act of pointing, as of the foot downward in certain dance positions.
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Point

The gesture of extending the index finger in a direction in order to indicate something.
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Point

A vaccine point.
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Point

In various sports, a position of a certain player, or, by extension, the player occupying that position.
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Point

(cricket) A fielding position square of the wicket on the off side, between gully and cover.
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Point

The position of the player of each side who stands a short distance in front of the goalkeeper.
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(baseball) The position of the pitcher and catcher.
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Point

(hunting) A spot to which a straight run is made; hence, a straight run from point to point; a cross-country run.
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Point

(intransitive) To extend the index finger in the direction of something in order to show where it is or to draw attention to it.
It's rude to point at other people.
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Point

(intransitive) To draw attention to something or indicate a direction.
The arrow of a compass points north
The skis were pointing uphill.
The arrow on the map points towards the entrance
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Point

(intransitive) To face in a particular direction.
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Point

To direct toward an object; to aim.
To point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort
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Point

To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end.
To point a dart, a pencil, or (figuratively) a moral
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Point

(intransitive) To indicate a probability of something.
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Point

To repair mortar.
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Point

To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it to a smooth surface.
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(stone-cutting) To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.
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(transitive) To direct or encourage (someone) in a particular direction.
If he asks for food, point him toward the refrigerator.
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To separate an integer from a decimal with a decimal point.
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Point

(transitive) To mark with diacritics.
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Point

(dated) To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate.
To point a composition
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Point

To direct the central processing unit to seek information at a certain location in memory.
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Point

To direct requests sent to a domain name to the IP address corresponding to that domain name.
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Point

To sail close to the wind.
Bear off a little, we're pointing.
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Point

To indicate the presence of game by a fixed and steady look, as certain hunting dogs do.
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Point

To approximate to the surface; to head.
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Point

(dated) To give point to (something said or done); to give particular prominence or force to.
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Point

(obsolete) To appoint.
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Point

To appoint.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil. Used also figuratively; as, to point a moral.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

To direct toward an abject; to aim; as, to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Hence, to direct the attention or notice of.
Whosoever should be guided through his battles by Minerva, and pointed to every scene of them.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate; as, to point a composition.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

To mark (a text, as in Arabic or Hebrew) with vowel points; - also called vocalize.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

To give particular prominence to; to designate in a special manner; to indicate, as if by pointing; as, the error was pointed out.
He points it, however, by no deviation from his straightforward manner of speech.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

To indicate or discover by a fixed look, as game.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it to a smooth surface.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

To direct the point of something, as of a finger, for the purpose of designating an object, and attracting attention to it; - with at.
Now must the world point at poor Katharine.
Point at the tattered coat and ragged shoe.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

To indicate the presence of game by fixed and steady look, as certain hunting dogs do.
He treads with caution, and he points with fear.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

To approximate to the surface; to head; - said of an abscess.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle or a pin.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

An instrument which pricks or pierces, as a sort of needle used by engravers, etchers, lace workers, and others; also, a pointed cutting tool, as a stone cutter's point; - called also pointer.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Anything which tapers to a sharp, well-defined termination. Specifically: A small promontory or cape; a tract of land extending into the water beyond the common shore line.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

The mark made by the end of a sharp, piercing instrument, as a needle; a prick.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

An indefinitely small space; a mere spot indicated or supposed. Specifically: (Geom.) That which has neither parts nor magnitude; that which has position, but has neither length, breadth, nor thickness, - sometimes conceived of as the limit of a line; that by the motion of which a line is conceived to be produced.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

An indivisible portion of time; a moment; an instant; hence, the verge.
When time's first point begunMade he all souls.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A mark of punctuation; a character used to mark the divisions of a composition, or the pauses to be observed in reading, or to point off groups of figures, etc.; a stop, as a comma, a semicolon, and esp. a period; hence, figuratively, an end, or conclusion.
And there a point, for ended is my tale.
Commas and points they set exactly right.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Whatever serves to mark progress, rank, or relative position, or to indicate a transition from one state or position to another, degree; step; stage; hence, position or condition attained; as, a point of elevation, or of depression; the stock fell off five points; he won by tenpoints.
A lord full fat and in good point.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

That which arrests attention, or indicates qualities or character; a salient feature; a characteristic; a peculiarity; hence, a particular; an item; a detail; as, the good or bad points of a man, a horse, a book, a story, etc.
He told him, point for point, in short and plain.
In point of religion and in point of honor.
Shalt thou disputeWith Him the points of liberty ?
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Hence, the most prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc.; the essential matter; esp., the proposition to be established; as, the point of an anecdote.
They will hardly prove his point.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A small matter; a trifle; a least consideration; a punctilio.
This fellow doth not stand upon points.
[He] cared not for God or man a point.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A fixed conventional place for reference, or zero of reckoning, in the heavens, usually the intersection of two or more great circles of the sphere, and named specifically in each case according to the position intended; as, the equinoctial points; the solstitial points; the nodal points; vertical points, etc. See Equinoctial Nodal.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

One of the several different parts of the escutcheon. See Escutcheon.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

One of the points of the compass (see Points of the compass, below); also, the difference between two points of the compass; as, to fall off a point.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A a string or lace used to tie together certain parts of the dress.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Lace wrought the needle; as, point de Venise; Brussels point. See Point lace, below.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A switch.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A fielder who is stationed on the off side, about twelve or fifteen yards from, and a little in advance of, the batsman.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game; as, the dog came to a point. See Pointer.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A standard unit of measure for the size of type bodies, being one twelfth of the thickness of pica type. See Point system of type, under Type.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A tyne or snag of an antler.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

One of the spaces on a backgammon board.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A movement executed with the saber or foil; as, tierce point.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A pointed piece of quill or bone covered at one end with vaccine matter; - called also vaccine point.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

One of the raised dots used in certain systems of printing and writing for the blind. The first practical system was that devised by Louis Braille in 1829, and still used in Europe (see Braille). Two modifications of this are current in the United States: New York point founded on three bases of equidistant points arranged in two lines (viz., : :: :::), and a later improvement, American Braille, embodying the Braille base (:::) and the New-York-point principle of using the characters of few points for the commonest letters.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

In various games, a position of a certain player, or, by extension, the player himself;
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A geometric element that has position but no extension;
A point is defined by its coordinates
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

The precise location of something; a spatially limited location;
She walked to a point where she could survey the whole street
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A brief version of the essential meaning of something;
Get to the point
He missed the point of the joke
Life has lost its point
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process;
A remarkable degree of frankness
At what stage are the social sciences?
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole;
Several of the details are similar
A point of information
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

An instant of time;
At that point I had to leave
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

The object of an activity;
What is the point of discussing it?
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A V shape;
The cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A very small circular shape;
A row of points
Draw lines between the dots
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

The unit of counting in scoring a game or contest;
He scored 20 points in the first half
A touchdown counts 6 points
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A promontory extending out into a large body of water;
They sailed south around the point
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list;
He noticed an item in the New York Times
She had several items on her shopping list
The main point on the agenda was taken up first
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

An outstanding characteristic;
His acting was one of the high points of the movie
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Sharp end;
He stuck the point of the knife into a tree
He broke the point of his pencil
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass;
He checked the point on his compass
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations;
In England they call a period a stop
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer;
The point of the arrow was due north
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

The property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A distinguishing or individuating characteristic;
He knows my bad points as well as my good points
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

The gun muzzle's direction;
He held me up at the point of a gun
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A wall socket
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

A contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts distributor points and current flows to the spark plugs
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively;
I showed the customer the glove section
He pointed to the empty parking space
He indicated his opponents
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Be oriented;
The weather vane points North
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Direct into a position for use;
Point a gun
He charged his weapon at me
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Be a signal for or a symptom of;
These symptoms indicate a serious illness
Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Sail close to the wind
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Mark with diacritics;
Point the letter
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Be positionable in a specified manner;
The gun points with ease
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Jan 22, 2023

Point

Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;
He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
Criticism directed at her superior
Direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Give a point to;
The candles are tapered
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

Repair the joints of bricks;
Point a chimney
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 22, 2023

Point

The sharp end of an object.
Be careful with the point of that knife.
Sara Rehman
Oct 18, 2023

Point

A unit of score in a game or competition.
She scored ten points in the game.
Janet White
Oct 18, 2023

Point

An argument or idea put forward by a person in discussion.
He made a good point about environmental conservation.
Janet White
Oct 18, 2023

FAQs

Can "point" imply direction?

Yes, like the point of a compass indicating direction.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 18, 2023

What is the primary meaning of "point"?

"Point" typically refers to an exact location or position in space.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 18, 2023

Can "point" be used figuratively?

Yes, such as the "point of a discussion."
Janet White
Oct 18, 2023

Is a "dot" always round?

Typically, but context might allow for slight deviations.
Sara Rehman
Oct 18, 2023

How is a "dot" commonly visualized?

A "dot" is often seen as a small, round mark or spot.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 18, 2023

Can a "point" have a size?

In geometry, a point is dimensionless, but in general contexts, its size may vary.
Sara Rehman
Oct 18, 2023

What's the dot above lowercase "i" and "j" called?

It's called a "tittle" or "dot."
Sara Rehman
Oct 18, 2023

Are "dots" used in Morse code?

Yes, as signals alongside dashes.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 18, 2023

Is "dot" used in typography?

Yes, like the dot of a question mark.
Harlon Moss
Oct 18, 2023

What's another term for the main idea?

The "point" of an argument.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 18, 2023

Can "point" be a verb?

Yes, as in "point at something."
Harlon Moss
Oct 18, 2023

Can "dot" be a verb?

Yes, as in "dot the landscape."
Sara Rehman
Oct 18, 2023

Is "dot" always visible?

Typically, yes. It usually indicates a visible mark.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 18, 2023

Are "dots" used in domain names?

Yes, like the dot in "example.com."
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 18, 2023

How is "point" used in math?

It can represent a location on a graph.
Sara Rehman
Oct 18, 2023

Do "dots" have a role in printing?

Yes, images in printing are often composed of tiny dots.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 18, 2023

What can "point" signify in a debate?

An argument or perspective.
Janet White
Oct 18, 2023

How is "dot" used in art?

It can refer to a technique, like "pointillism."
Aimie Carlson
Oct 18, 2023

Can "point" indicate a level of something?

Yes, like reaching the boiling point.
Harlon Moss
Oct 18, 2023

Can "point" suggest emphasis?

Yes, as in "pointing out" a fact.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 18, 2023
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