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basis point a unit equal to one hundredth of one percent, used in economics and finance to measure exchange rates, interest rates, and the like.
beside the point not relevant to the main focus of interest or discussion.
blue point a variety of Siamese cat with a pale body and dark bluish gray points.
boiling point the temperature at which the vapor pressure of a liquid equals atmospheric pressure and the liquid boils. [2 definitions]
breaking point the point at which any material breaks or separates under pressure or tension. [3 definitions]
Clovis point the oldest known type of flint tool in North America, esp. spearheads, dating to approximately 13,500 years ago and found near Clovis, New Mexico.
decimal point a period placed before the numerator in a decimal fraction.
dew point the temperature at which water vapor in the air starts to condense into liquid.
exclamation point a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation, interjection, or command.
extra point see conversion.
flash point the lowest temperature at which a combustible liquid will give a flash of light when heat is applied. [2 definitions]
freezing point the temperature at which a given liquid freezes.
game point the stage in a game, esp. in a racket sport, when the next point scored will be the last and deciding one. [2 definitions]
grade point average a measure of academic achievement arrived at by dividing the total number of grade points earned by a student during a particular period by the total number of credits the student attempted.
gros point a large needlepoint stitch across two horizontal and two vertical threads. [2 definitions]
in point of as regards.
match point the final point that must be scored to win a match, esp. in tennis.
melting point the temperature at which a given solid turns into liquid.
pedal point a single continuous musical tone, usu. in the bass, that is sustained while the other parts progress through harmonic changes.
petit point embroidery done on a canvas backing and resembling woven tapestry. [2 definitions]