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point

noun (TIME/PLACE)    /pɔɪnt/
B2 [C] a particular time or stage reached in a process: At that point, a soldier opened fire on the car. I was completely lost at one point. [+ question word] It was so confusing that eventually it got to the point where no one knew what was going on. I said I'd tell her the bad news, but when it came to the point (= when I had to do it), I couldn't.Points in timeStages and phases [C] a particular place: the point where the road bends This is a good point from which to watch the race.Places and locationsUnpleasant places boiling, melting, freezing, etc. point the temperature at which a substance boils, melts, freezes, etc.Measurements of temperature
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