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Japanese translation of “point”

point

noun
 
/pɔɪnt/
B1 a unit used for showing who is winning in a game
(試合の)得点
Our team is five points ahead. The Knicks are ahead by 12 points.
B1 an opinion, idea, or fact that someone says or writes
主張, 意見
He made some interesting points about the election. He explained his point by drawing a diagram.
a quality that someone has
(人の)特質, (長/短)所
I know she’s bossy, but she has lots of good points too.
the thin, sharp end of something
(とがった物の)先端, 先
the point of a needle
a particular time in an event or process
(時間のある)時点
At this point in the day, I’m too tired to think.
the reason for or purpose of something
(何かをする)理由, 目的
What’s the point of going to college if you can’t get a job afterwards?
an opinion or fact that should be considered seriously
もっともな意見
“She’s always complaining that the office is cold.” “Well, she has a point (= that is true).” “How are we going to get there if there are no trains?” “That’s a good point.”
the point the most important part of what has been said or written
要点, 論点
Come on, get to the point! The point is, if you don’t claim the money now, you might never get it.
up to a point partly
ある程度は
What he says is true up to a point.
(also decimal point) the mark (.) that is used to separate the two parts of a decimal
小数点(.)
One mile equals one point six (= 1.6) kilometres.
one of the marks on a compass
(コンパス・羅針盤上の)点
the points of the compass
a particular place
(特定の)場所, 箇所, 部分
This is the point where the pipes enter the building.
a device connected to an electricity system that a plug fits into in order to supply electricity to something
(電気の)コンセント
be on the point of doing something to be going to do something very soon
まさに~しようとしている
Amy was on the point of crying.
make a point of doing something to be certain that you always do a particular thing
必ず~する, 決まって~する
He made a point of learning all the names of his staff.
(Definition of point noun from the Cambridge English-Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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