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noun (UNIT)    /pɔɪnt/
B1 [C] a mark or unit for counting, especially how much a person or team has scored in a sport: The youngest skier won the most points. He won the world heavyweight boxing championship on points (= as a result of the points that he had won). Interest rates have risen by two percentage points (= two percent).General terms used in ball sportsScoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated [C] specialized publishing a unit used for measuring the size of printed letters, equal to about 0.3 mm: The large letters are in 7.5 point type, and the small letters are in 6 point.Weighing and measuring
(Definition of point noun (UNIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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