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Meaning of POINT

Pronunciation:  poynt

 
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1. (Sometimes abbreviated "pt") The unit of length for text characters. There are six slightly different definitions: truchet point, didot point, ata point, tex point, postscript point, and in point.

The most commonly used are ATA in the USA and Didot in Europe.

A twip is 1/20 of a PostScript point.

different point systems.

2. To move a pointing device so that the on-screen pointer is positioned over a certain object on the screen such as a button in a graphical user interface. In most window systems it is then necessary to click a (physical) button on the pointing device to activate or select the object. In some systems, just pointing to an object is known as "mouse-over" event which may cause some help text (called a "tool tip" in windows) to be displayed.

 
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