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noun [C] (CHARACTERISTIC)    /pɔɪnt/
B2 a particular quality or characteristic of a person or thing: There are various points to look out for when you're judging dogs in a competition. He's boring, but I suppose he has his good points. I think her kindness is one of her strong points (= one of her good qualities).Conditions and characteristics
(Definition of point noun (CHARACTERISTIC) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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