point off

point off

vb
(Mathematics) (tr, adverb) to mark off from the right-hand side (a number of decimal places) in a whole number to create a mixed decimal: point off three decimal places in 12345 and you get 12.345.
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He has blunted the blade of his penknife and broken the point off by sticking that instrument into his desk in every direction.
According to him, the intended wall will be erected from a point in the Western Sector off Ras Naqoura till a point off Alma Shaab; in the Eastern Sector, the wall will extend from a point off Adaisseh to reach a point off Kfarkila.
During the super heavyweight final showdown, Akgul earned a pair of points off the 30-second "shot clock" and added another step-out point off a leg-attack.
Birmingham's goalless draw with Wolves means Slade's side go into next week's clash at Reading three points ahead of eighth, one point off six and - after Derby's draw with Rotherham - just three points off the Rams in fifth.
Al Dhafra are a point off safety, while Al Nasr are nine points off leaders Al Ain.
When I arrived, we started one point off the relegation line and now we have more room to breathe.
Hiddink's side are unbeaten in six games since Mourinho left, when they were one point off the drop zone, but the midweek draw with West Brom did little to ease concerns.
Third-placed Bonnyrigg remain just a point off top after Ross Archibald's double and a Chris Gray strike sealed their 3-1 win over Carnoustie.
They thumped third bottom Washington 7-1 to stay hot on the heels of leaders Sunderland RCA in second place, just a point off the top and with a game in hand.
At one point last week we were a point off the top of the league, but also two points off 10th place, so that's how tight it is in this division.
MKB Unionbank early last month took one percentage point off its mortgage rates, which dropped to 7.
Hertha are just a point off top spot after goals from Marko Pantelic and Rafael sealed a 2-0 home win over Bochum.