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English

Pronunciation

Noun

points
  1. Plural of point
  2. In the context of "Rail transport|UK": Movable rails which can be used to switch a train from one railway track to another.
  3. The two metal surfaces in a distributor which close or open to allow current to flow or not through the ignition coil. Each surface is called a point singular (there's usually a moving point which is pushed by the distributor cam and a fixed point which isn't), but they're made together in a unit and serviced or replaced that way and are hence normally called points plural.

Synonyms

  • switch (Movable rails used to switch a train from one railway track to another.)

Translations

plural form of point
moveable rails used to switch a train from one track to another
translations to be checked

Verb

points
  1. third-person singular of point

French

Pronunciation

/pwɛ̃/

Noun

points
  1. Plural of point

Extensive Definition

Point can refer to:
In navigation:
  • Compass point, one of the 32 directions on a traditional compass
  • Point, one eighth of a right angle (11.25 degrees).
  • Points of sail, a sailing boat's course in relation to wind direction
Places:
In sports and games:
points in Arabic: نقطة
points in Bosnian: Tačka (čvor)
points in Bulgarian: Точка
points in Catalan: Punt
points in Danish: Punkt (flertydig)
points in German: Punkt
points in Modern Greek (1453-): Σημείο (αποσαφήνιση)
points in Spanish: Punto
points in Esperanto: Punkto
points in French: Point
points in Croatian: Točka
points in Hungarian: Pont
points in Italian: Punto
points in Dutch: Punt
points in Japanese: ポイント (曖昧さ回避)
points in Norwegian: Punkt
points in Polish: Punkt
points in Portuguese: Ponto
points in Russian: Точка (значения)
points in Slovak: Bod
points in Slovenian: Točka
points in Serbian: Тачка
points in Ukrainian: Крапка
points in Vietnamese: Điểm
points in Contenese: 點
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