from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A system of evaluating academic achievement based on grade points.
  • noun Any of various printing or writing systems for the blind, such as Braille, that use an alphabet of raised symbols or dots that correspond to letters.
  • noun Printing A system of graduating sizes of type in multiples of the point.
  • noun A system of penalizing drivers of motor vehicles for traffic violations by assigning points for each type of violation and revoking the driver's license if a certain number of points are accrued.

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  • noun a system of writing or printing using patterns of raised dots that can be read by touch
  • noun a system of graduating sizes of type in multiples of the point
  • noun a system of evaluation based on awarding points according to rules


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