Point-system



noun
1.
Printing. a system for grading the sizes of type bodies, leads, etc., that employs the point as a unit of measurement.
Compare (def 48a).
2.
any of certain systems of writing and printing for the blind that employ embossed symbols for letters.
3.
a system of promoting students by an evaluation of their work on the basis of points representing quality of achievement.
4.
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noun
1.
(printing) a system of measurement using the point as its unit See point (sense 21)
2.
a system for evaluation of achievement, as in education or industry, based on awarding points
3.
any system of writing or printing, such as Braille, that uses protruding dots

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