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noun (IDEA EXPRESSED)    /pɔɪnt/
B1 [C] an idea, opinion, or piece of information that is said or written: I'd like to discuss the first point in your essay. You made some interesting points in your speech.Ideas, concepts and theoriesOpinions, beliefs and points of view the/sb's point B2 the meaning or most important part of what someone says or writes: The point is, if you don't claim the money now you might never get it. I think you missed (= did not understand) the point of what she was saying. I take your point/Point taken (= I understand that what you are saying is important). Please get to the point (= say the thing that is most important to you). He hasn't got much money, but that's not the point (= that is not the important thing).Ideas, concepts and theoriesOpinions, beliefs and points of view B1 [S] an opinion or fact that deserves to be considered seriously, or that other people agree is true: Yes, I can see your point/you've got a point there. OK, you've made your point (= told us your opinion) - there's no need to go on about it.Opinions, beliefs and points of view beside the point not important or not related to the subject being discussed: The fact that he doesn't want to come is beside the point - he should have been invited.Irrelevant that's a (good) point B2 said to show that what someone has just said is true or important: "We'll take the bus." "But we don't have any money for the fare." "That's a point."Words and phrases expressing agreement and acceptance
(Definition of point noun (IDEA EXPRESSED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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