Printing. a system for grading the sizes of type bodies, leads, etc., that employs the point as a unit of measurement.
Compare (def 48a).
any of certain systems of writing and printing for the blind that employ embossed symbols for letters.
a system of promoting students by an evaluation of their work on the basis of points representing quality of achievement.
(printing) a system of measurement using the point as its unit See point (sense 21)
a system for evaluation of achievement, as in education or industry, based on awarding points
any system of writing or printing, such as Braille, that uses protruding dots
- Point-system test types
point-system test types pl.n. A near vision test chart containing test types that are multiples of a point ( 1/72 inch), lower-case letters being one-half the designated point size.
- Point the finger at
Attach blame to, accuse, as in When they asked her who broke the window, she pointed the finger at Tom . Also see put the finger on
- Point the finger
verb phrase To accuse or vilify: Don’t be too quick to point the finger in his case [1829+; the dated instance refers to the finger of scorn]
[French pwan tee-rey] /French pwɛ̃ tiˈreɪ/ noun 1. .