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noun (ELECTRIC)    /pɔɪnt/
[C] UK a socket to which a wire from a piece of electrical equipment is connected in order to supply it with electricity or a radio, television, or other signal: a TV antenna point There is a phone point in every room.Electrical switches and connections [C] specialized engineering in some car engines, either of two parts that allow or prevent the flow of electricity: He checked the points and plugs and topped up the oil.The engine and engine partsEngines and motors
(Definition of point noun (ELECTRIC) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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