[point-lis] /ˈpɔɪnt lɪs/
without a point:
a pointless pen.
blunt, as an instrument.
without force, meaning, or relevance:
a pointless remark.
without a point scored, as in a game:
a pointless inning.
without a point
without meaning, relevance, or force
(sport) without a point scored
early 14c., “blunt,” from point (n.) + -less. Meaning “of no effect, to no purpose” is from 1726. Related: Pointlessly; pointlessness.
noun 1. the lead soldier of an infantry patrol on combat operations. 2. a person who serves in the forefront, as of an economic or political issue. noun (mainly US) 1. (military) a soldier who walks at the front of an infantry patrol in combat 2. the leader or spokesperson of a campaign or organization […]
noun, Genetics. 1. a change in a single base in a nucleotide sequence. point mutation n. A mutation that involves a single nucleotide and may consist of loss of a nucleotide, substitution of one nucleotide for another, or the insertion of an additional nucleotide. point mutation A mutation in which one nucleotide is added, deleted, […]
noun 1. Nautical. the precise location of a vessel, established in order to set a course, especially in beginning a voyage in open water. 2. a place to begin, as in a discussion, argument, etc.
noun 1. an issue that affects one’s honor, reputation, etc.: It was a point of honor with him to avenge any insult to his family.