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English definition of “point”

point

verb
 
 
/pɔɪnt/
SHOW [I] A2 to show where someone or something is by holding your finger or a thin object towards it: She pointed at/to a bird flying overhead.Showing and demonstrating
AIM [T] B1 to hold something so that it faces towards something else: She pointed her camera at them.Aiming and aimHandguns and rifles
FACE [I] B1 to face towards a particular direction: The solar panels were pointing away from the sun.Direction of motionPoints of the compass
(Definition of point verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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