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set point


      n     (Tennis, etc.)   a point that would enable one side to win a set  
Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  
1    a dot or tiny mark  
2    a location, spot, or position  
3    any dot or mark used in writing or printing, such as a decimal point or a full stop  
4       short for       vowel point  
5    the sharp tapered end of a pin, knife, etc.  
6    a pin, needle, or other object having such a point  
7      (Maths)  
a    a geometric element having no dimensions and whose position in space is located by means of its coordinates  
b    a location  
point of inflection     
8    a promontory, usually smaller than a cape  
9    a specific condition or degree  
10    a moment  
at that point he left the room     
11    an important or fundamental reason, aim, etc.  
the point of this exercise is to train new teachers     
12    an essential element or thesis in an argument  
you've made your point, I take your point     
13    a suggestion or tip  
14    a detail or item  
15    an important or outstanding characteristic, physical attribute, etc.  
he has his good points     
16    a distinctive characteristic or quality of an animal, esp. one used as a standard in judging livestock  
17    often pl   any of the extremities, such as the tail, ears, or feet, of a domestic animal  
18      (Ballet)   often pl   the tip of the toes  
19    a single unit for measuring or counting, as in the scoring of a game  
20      (Australian Rules football)      an informal name for       behind       11  
21      (Printing)   a unit of measurement equal to one twelfth of a pica, or approximately 0.01384 inch. There are approximately 72 points to the inch  
22      (Finance)  
a    a unit of value used to quote security and commodity prices and their fluctuations  
b    a percentage unit sometimes payable by a borrower as a premium on a loan  
23      (Navigation)  
a    one of the 32 marks on the circumference of a compass card indicating direction  
b    the angle of 11°15′ between two adjacent marks  
c    a point on the horizon indicated by such a mark  
24      (Cricket)  
a    a fielding position at right angles to the batsman on the off side and relatively near the pitch  
b    a fielder in this position  
25    any of the numbers cast in the first throw in craps with which one neither wins nor loses by throwing them: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10  
26    either of the two electrical contacts that make or break the current flow in the distributor of an internal-combustion engine  
27      (Brit)   often pl   a junction of railway tracks in which a pair of rails can be moved so that a train can be directed onto either of two lines,   (U.S. and Canadian equivalent)    switch  
28    often pl   a piece of ribbon, cord, etc., with metal tags at the end: used during the 16th and 17th centuries to fasten clothing  
29      (Backgammon)   a place or position on the board  
30      (Brit)  
a       short for       power point  
b       an informal name for       socket       2  
31    an aggressive position adopted in bayonet or sword drill  
32    the position of the body of a pointer or setter when it discovers game  
33      (Boxing)   a mark awarded for a scoring blow, knockdown, etc.  
34    any diacritic used in a writing system, esp. in a phonetic transcription, to indicate modifications of vowels or consonants  
35      (Jewellery)   a unit of weight equal to 0.01 carat  
36    the act of pointing  
37      (Ice hockey)   the position just inside the opponents' blue line  
38    beside the point   not pertinent; irrelevant  
39    case in point   a specific, appropriate, or relevant instance or example  
40    in point of   in the matter of; regarding  
41    make a point of  
a    to make (something) one's regular habit  
b    to do (something) because one thinks it important  
42    not to put too fine a point on it   to speak plainly and bluntly  
43    on (or at) the point of   at the moment immediately before a specified condition, action, etc., is expected to begin  
on the point of leaving the room     
44    score points off   to gain an advantage at someone else's expense  
45    stretch a point  
a    to make a concession or exception not usually made  
b    to exaggerate  
46    to the point   pertinent; relevant  
47    up to a point   not completely  
48    usually foll by: at or to   to indicate the location or direction of by or as by extending (a finger or other pointed object) towards it  
he pointed to the front door, don't point that gun at me     
49    intr; usually foll by: at or to   to indicate or identify a specific person or thing among several  
he pointed at the bottle he wanted, all evidence pointed to Donald as the murderer     
50    tr   to direct or cause to go or face in a specific direction or towards a place or goal  
point me in the right direction     
51    tr   to sharpen or taper  
52    intr   (of gun dogs) to indicate the place where game is lying by standing rigidly with the muzzle turned in its direction  
53    tr   to finish or repair the joints of (brickwork, masonry, etc.) with mortar or cement  
54    tr     (Music)   to mark (a psalm text) with vertical lines to indicate the points at which the music changes during chanting  
55    to steer (a sailing vessel) close to the wind or (of a sailing vessel) to sail close to the wind  
56    tr     (Phonetics)   to provide (a letter or letters) with diacritics  
57    tr   to provide (a Hebrew or similar text) with vowel points,   (See also)        point off       point out       point up  
     (C13: from Old French: spot, from Latin punctum a point, from pungere to pierce; also influenced by Old French pointe pointed end, from Latin pungere)  

accumulation point  
      n     (Maths)      another name for       limit point  
Barrow Point  
      n   the northernmost tip of Alaska, on the Arctic Ocean  
boiling point  
1    the temperature at which a liquid boils at a given pressure, usually atmospheric pressure at sea level; the temperature at which the vapour pressure of a liquid equals the external pressure  
2    Informal   the condition of being angered or highly excited  
breaking point  
1    the point at which something or someone gives way under strain  
2    the moment of crisis in a situation  
break point  
      n     (Tennis)   a point which allows the receiving player to break the service of the server  
Brownie point  
      n   a notional mark to one's credit earned for being seen to do the right thing  
     (C20: from the mistaken notion that Brownie Guides earn points for good deeds)  
bubble point  
      n     (Chem)   the temperature at which bubbles just start to appear in a heated liquid mixture  
change point  
      n     (Surveying)   a point to which a foresight and backsight are taken in levelling; turning point  
clovis point  
      n   a concave-based flint projectile dating from the 10th millennium b.c., found throughout most of Central and North America  
compensation point  
      n     (Botany)   the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide at which the rate of carbon dioxide uptake by a photosynthesizing plant is exactly balanced by its rate of carbon dioxide release in respiration  
cover point  
      n     (Cricket)  
a    a fielding position in the covers  
b    a fielder in this position  
critical point  
1      (Physics)  
a    the point on a phase diagram that represents the critical state of a substance  
b       another name for       critical state  
2      (Maths)      the U.S. name for       stationary point  
Curie point   , temperature  
      n   the temperature above which a ferromagnetic substance loses its ferromagnetism and becomes paramagnetic  
     (C20: named after Pierre Curie)  
dead point  
      n      another name for       dead centre  
decimal point  
      n   a full stop or a raised full stop placed between the integral and fractional parts of a number in the decimal system  
Conventions relating to the use of the decimal point are confused. The IX General Conference on Weights and Measures resolved in 1948 that the decimal point should be a point on the line or a comma, but not a centre dot. It also resolved that figures could be grouped in threes about the decimal point, but that no point or comma should be used for this purpose. These conventions are adopted in this dictionary. However, the Decimal Currency Board recommended that for sums of money the centre dot should be used as the decimal point and that the comma should be used as the thousand marker. Moreover, in some countries the position is reversed, the comma being used as the decimal point and the dot as the thousand marker  
dew point  
      n   the temperature at which water vapour in the air becomes saturated and dew begins to form  
diamond point  
      n   a diamond-tipped engraving tool  
dry point  
1    a technique of intaglio engraving with a hard steel needle, without acid, on a copper plate  
2    the sharp steel needle used in this process  
3    an engraving or print produced by this method  
electronic funds transfer at point of sale  
      n   a system for debiting a retail sale direct to the customer's bank, building-society, or credit-card account by means of a computer link using the telephone network,   (Acronym)    EFTPOS  
electronic point of sale  
      n   a computerized system for recording sales in retail shops, using a laser scanner at the cash till to read bar codes on the packages of the items sold,   (Acronym)    EPOS  
end point  
1      (Chem)   the point at which a titration is complete, usually marked by a change in colour of an indicator  
2    the point at which anything is complete  
equinoctial point  
      n   either of the two points at which the celestial equator intersects the ecliptic  
fesse point  
      n     (Heraldry)   the midpoint of a shield  
fixed point  
1      (Physics)   a reproducible invariant temperature; the boiling point, freezing point, or triple point of a substance, such as water, that is used to calibrate a thermometer or define a temperature scale  
2      (Maths)   a point that is not moved by a given transformation  
fixed-point representation  
      n     (Computing)   the representation of numbers by a single set of digits such that the radix point has a predetermined location, the value of the number depending on the position of each digit relative to the radix point  
   Compare       floating-point representation  
flash point   , flashing point  
1    the lowest temperature at which the vapour above a liquid can be ignited in air  
2    a critical moment beyond which a situation will inevitably erupt into violence  
the political mood has reached flash point     
floating-point representation  
      n     (Computing)   the representation of numbers by two sets of digits (a, b), the set a indicating the significant digits, the set b giving the position of the radix point. The number is the product arb, where r is the base of the number system used  
   Compare       fixed-point representation  
focal point  
1      (Also called)    principal focus, focus   the point on the axis of a lens or mirror to which parallel rays of light converge or from which they appear to diverge after refraction or reflection  
2    a central point of attention or interest  
freezing point  
      n   the temperature below which a liquid turns into a solid. It is equal to the melting point  
Gallinas Point  
      n   a cape in NE Colombia: the northernmost point of South America,   (Spanish name)    Punta Gallinas  
game point  
      n     (Tennis, etc.)   a stage at which winning one further point would enable one player or side to win a game  
gold point  
      n     (Finance)   either of two exchange rates (thegold export point and the gold import point) at which it is as cheap to settle international accounts by exporting or importing gold bullion as by selling or buying bills of exchange,   (Also called)    specie point  
gros point     (French)  
1    a needlepoint stitch covering two horizontal and two vertical threads  
2    work done in this stitch,   (Compare)        petit point  
high point  
      n   a moment or occasion of great intensity, interest, happiness, etc.  
the award marked a high point in his life     
ice point  
      n   the temperature at which a mixture of ice and water are in equilibrium at a pressure of one atmosphere. It is 0° on the Celsius scale and 32° on the Fahrenheit scale  
   Compare       steam point  
isoelectric point  
      n     (Biochem)   the pH value at which the net electric charge of a molecule, such as a protein or amino acid, is zero  
1    the tip of a knife blade  
2    at knife-point   under threat of being stabbed  
Lagrangian point  
      n     (Astronomy)   one of five points in the plane of revolution of two bodies in orbit around their common centre of gravity, at which a third body of negligible mass can remain in equilibrium with respect to the other two bodies  
     (named after J. L. Lagrange)  
limit point  
      n     (Maths)   a point in a topological space such that there is at least one other point of the space in every neighbourhood of the given point  
0 is the limit point of the sequence 1, ½, ¼, 1/8 ,...        (Also called)    accumulation point  
match point  
1      (Tennis, squash, etc.)   the final point needed to win a match  
2      (Bridge)   the unit used for scoring in tournaments  
melting point  
      n   the temperature at which a solid turns into a liquid. It is equal to the freezing point  
near point  
      n     (Optics)   the nearest point to the eye at which an object remains in focus  
Néel point   , temperature  
      n   the temperature above which an antiferromagnetic substance loses its antiferromagnetism and becomes paramagnetic  
nocking point  
      n   a marked part of the bowstring where the arrow is placed  
objective point  
      n     (Military)      another term for       objective       8  
pedal point  
      n     (Music)   a sustained bass note, over which the other parts move bringing about changing harmonies,   (Often shortened to)    pedal  
petit point     (French)  
1      (Also called)    tent stitch   a small diagonal needlepoint stitch used for fine detail  
2    work done with such stitches, esp. fine tapestry,   (Compare)        gros point  
     (French: small point)  
point after  
      n     (American football)   a score given for a successful kick between the goalposts and above the crossbar, following a touchdown  
a    aimed or fired at a target so close that it is unnecessary to make allowance for the drop in the course of the projectile  
b    permitting such aim or fire without loss of accuracy  
at point-blank range     
2    plain or blunt  
a point-blank question     
3    directly or straight  
4    plainly or bluntly  
     (C16: from point + blank (in the sense: centre spot of an archery target))  
point d'appui     (French)  
      n   pl   , points d'appui  
1    a support or prop  
2    (formerly) the base or rallying point for a military unit  
point defect  
      n   an imperfection in a crystal, characterized by one unoccupied lattice position or one interstitial atom, molecule, or ion  
Point de Galle  
      n      a former name of       Galle  
point-device   Obsolete  
1    very correct or perfect; precise  
2    to perfection; perfectly; precisely  
     (C14: perhaps from old French à point devis to the point arranged)  
point duty  
1    the stationing of a policeman or traffic warden at a road junction to control and direct traffic  
2    the position at the head of a military patrol, regarded as being the most dangerous  
point estimate  
      n     (Statistics)   a specific value assigned to a parameter of a population on the basis of sampling statistics  
   Compare       interval estimate  
point group  
      n     (Crystallog)      another term for       crystal class  
point lace  
      n   lace made by a needle with buttonhole stitch on a paper pattern,   (Also called)    needlepoint      Compare       pillow lace  
point man  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)  
1      (Military)   a soldier who walks at the front of an infantry patrol in combat  
2    the leader or spokesperson of a campaign or organization  
point off  
      vb   tr, adv   to mark off from the right-hand side (a number of decimal places) in a whole number to create a mixed decimal  
point off three decimal places in 12345 and you get 12.345     
point of honour  
      n   pl   , points of honour   a circumstance, event, etc., that involves the defence of one's principles, social honour, etc.  
point of inflection  
      n   pl   , points of inflection     (Maths)   a stationary point on a curve at which the tangent is horizontal or vertical and where tangents on either side have the same sign  
point of no return  
1    a point at which an irreversible commitment must be made to an action, progression, etc.  
2    a point in a journey at which, if one continues, supplies will be insufficient for a return to the starting place  
point of order  
      n   pl   , points of order   a question raised in a meeting or deliberative assembly by a member as to whether the rules governing procedures are being breached  
point of sale  
      n   (in retail distribution) the place at which a sale is made,   (Abbrev.)    POS  
point-of-sale terminal  
      n   (in retail distribution) a device used to record and process information relating to sales,   (Abbrev.)    POST  
point of view  
      n   pl   , points of view  
1    a position from which someone or something is observed  
2    a mental viewpoint or attitude  
3    the mental position from which a story is observed or narrated  
the omniscient point of view     
point out  
      vb   tr, adv   to indicate or specify  
point source  
      n     (Optics)   a source of light or other radiation that can be considered to have negligible dimensions  
point system  
1      (Printing)   a system of measurement using the point (see sense 21) as its unit  
2    a system for evaluation of achievement, as in education or industry, based on awarding points  
3    any system of writing or printing, such as Braille, that uses protruding dots  
1      (Brit)  
a    a steeplechase organized by a recognized hunt or other body, usually restricted to amateurs riding horses that have been regularly used in hunting  
b    (as modifier)  
a point-to-point race     
2    (of a route) from one place to the next  
3    (of a radiocommunication link) from one point to another, rather than broadcast  
point up  
      vb   tr, adv   to emphasize, esp. by identifying  
he pointed up the difficulties we would encounter     
pour point  
      n     (Chem)   the lowest temperature at which a mineral oil will flow under specified conditions  
power point  
1    an electrical socket mounted on or recessed into a wall  
2    such a socket, esp. one installed before the introduction of 13 ampere ring mains, that is designed to provide a current of up to 15 amperes for supplying heaters, etc., rather than lights  
pressure point  
      n   any of several points on the body above an artery that, when firmly pressed, will control bleeding from the artery at a point farther away from the heart  
radix point  
      n   a point, such as the decimal point in the decimal system, separating the integral part of a number from the fractional part  
reef point  
      n     (Nautical)   one of several short lengths of line stitched through a sail for tying a reef  
sample point  
      n     (Statistics)   a single possible observed value of a variable; a member of the sample space of an experiment  
saturation point  
1    the point at which no more (people, things, ideas, etc.) can be absorbed, accommodated, used, etc.  
2      (Chem)   the point at which no more solute can be dissolved in a solution or gaseous material absorbed in a vapour  
      n   a popular variety of the Siamese cat, having a dark brown mask, paws, and tail, and a cream body  
set point  
      n     (Tennis, etc.)   a point that would enable one side to win a set  
specie point  
      n      another name for       gold point  
stationary point  
1    a point on a curve at which the tangent is either horizontal or vertical, such as a maximum, a minimum, or a point of inflection  
2      (Astronomy)   a point in the apparent path of a planet when it reverses direction  
steam point  
      n   the temperature at which the maximum vapour pressure of water is equal to one atmosphere (1.01325x105 N/m2). It has the value of 100° on the Celsius scale  
   Compare       ice point  
sticking point  
      n   a problem or point on which agreement cannot be reached, preventing progress from being made  
strong point  
      n   something at which one excels; forte  
tactfulness was never his strong point     
suspension point  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)   one of a group of dots, usually three, used in written material to indicate the omission of a word or words  
   Compare       ellipsis       2  
three-point landing  
1    an aircraft landing in which the two main wheels and the nose or tail wheel all touch the ground simultaneously  
2    a successful conclusion  
three-point turn  
      n   a turn reversing the direction of motion of a motor vehicle using forward and reverse gears alternately, and completed after only three movements  
transition point  
1    the point in a stream of fluid flow at which laminar flow changes to turbulent flow  
2       See       transition temperature  
trig point  
      n      an informal name for       triangulation station     (Also called (Austral. and N.Z.))    trig  
triple point  
      n     (Chem)   the temperature and pressure at which the three phases of a substance are in equilibrium. The triple point of water, 273.16 K at a pressure of 611.2 Pa, is the basis of the definition of the kelvin  
turning point  
1    a moment when the course of events is changed  
the turning point of his career     
2    a point at which there is a change in direction or motion  
3      (Maths)   a stationary point at which the first derivative of a function changes sign, so that typically its graph does not cross a horizontal tangent  
4      (Surveying)   a point to which a foresight and a backsight are taken in levelling; change point  
vanishing point  
1    the point to which parallel lines appear to converge in the rendering of perspective, usually on the horizon  
2    a point in space or time at or beyond which something disappears or ceases to exist  
vantage point  
      n   a position or place that allows one a wide or favourable overall view of a scene or situation  
vowel point  
      n   any of several marks or points placed above or below consonants, esp. those evolved for Hebrew or Arabic, in order to indicate vowel sounds  
West Point  
      n   the U.S. Army installation in New York State that houses the U.S. Military Academy  
yield point  
      n   the stress at which an elastic material under increasing stress ceases to behave elastically; under conditions of tensile strength the elongation is greater than the increase in stress,   (Also called)    yield stress, yield strength  

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1    dot, full stop, mark, period, speck, stop  
2    location, place, position, site, spot, stage, station  
3    apex, end, nib, prong, sharp end, spike, spur, summit, tine, tip, top  
4    bill, cape, foreland, head, headland, ness     (archaic)   promontory  
5    circumstance, condition, degree, extent, position, stage  
6    instant, juncture, moment, time, very minute  
7    aim, design, end, goal, intent, intention, motive, object, objective, purpose, reason, use, usefulness, utility  
8    burden, core, crux, drift, essence, gist, heart, import, main idea, marrow, matter, meaning, nub, pith, proposition, question, subject, text, theme, thrust  
9    aspect, detail, facet, feature, instance, item, nicety, particular  
10    aspect, attribute, characteristic, peculiarity, property, quality, respect, side, trait  
11    score, tally, unit  
12    beside the point      immaterial, incidental, inconsequential, irrelevant, not to the purpose, off the subject, out of the way, pointless, unimportant, without connection  
13    to the point      applicable, apposite, appropriate, apropos, apt, brief, fitting, germane, pertinent, pithy, pointed, relevant, short, suitable, terse  
14    bespeak, call attention to, denote, designate, direct, indicate, show, signify  
15    aim, bring to bear, direct, level, train  
16    barb, edge, sharpen, taper, whet  

beside the point     
extraneous, immaterial, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inconsequent, irrelevant, neither here nor there, unconnected  
   admissible, applicable, apposite, appropriate, appurtenant, apt, fitting, germane, pertinent, relevant, significant, to the point  
      adj   abrupt, blunt, categorical, direct, downright, explicit, express, plain, straight-from-the-shoulder, unreserved  
      adv   bluntly, brusquely, candidly, directly, explicitly, forthrightly, frankly, openly, overtly, plainly, straight, straightforwardly  
point of view  
1    angle, orientation, outlook, perspective, position, standpoint  
2    approach, attitude, belief, judgment, opinion, slant, view, viewpoint, way of looking at it  
point out     
allude to, bring up, call attention to, identify, indicate, mention, remind, reveal, show, specify  
point up     
accent, accentuate, emphasize, make clear, stress, underline  
strong point     
advantage, asset, forte, long suit     (informal)   métier, speciality, strength, strong suit  
turning point     
change, climacteric, crisis, critical moment, crossroads, crux, decisive moment, moment of decision, moment of truth  

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competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers
the point where a minor change turns into a major and irreversible one
[Bus.] E.g. : Some have anticipated that social media would be the tipping point of web marketing.
point of view
In cinema, refers to camera technique (caméra subjective).
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
set of virtual assets belonging to an user
ça ne sert à rien de pleurer ; ce qui est fait est fait ; inutile de se lamenter sur une chose qu'on ne peut pas changer
a set of ideas, rules, or beliefs from which something is developed, or on which decisions are based
The educational framework of ISB is much different from the framework (curriculum) where I used to go to school. I do like it though.
set of words and word groups together with their definition, translation, grammar category or usage examples, and which can be searched through an index or a search engine
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
A set of one’s web assets, created with the intention of facilitating the transference of online assets and value upon ones death.
A set of online digital assets or virtual value that may be left to another person in a will.
A set of virtual assets or virtual value in cyberspace that may be left to another in a will.
A set of virtual assets or value in cyberspace left behind after one’s death fall on legal successors as right.
(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
set of data relative to the online activity of one particular user
A set of collection of one’s internet assets or value gathered in order to assist transfer of online rights.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
reach an extreme point or an upper limit; exhaust all options or resources
the diametrically opposite point on Earth's surface for a specific place
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
(about a movie or TV series) reach a point when, due to a unauthentic scene, it loses the appreciation of the public
made popular by "Indiana Jones" whose hero survives an explosion by hiding in a fridge
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
worry about something; be concerned about smth. (to the point of not being able to fall asleep)
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
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