point to

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1. A sharp or tapered end:
2. A very small mark:
3. A particular portion of space chosen for something:
4. One of the units in a course, as on an ascending or descending scale:
Informal: notch.
5. A transitional interval beyond which some new action or different state of affairs is likely to begin or occur:
6. A particular interval of time that is limited and often crucial:
7. What one intends to do or achieve:
Idioms: end in view, why and wherefore.
8. What a speech, piece of writing, or artistic work is about:
9. The gist of a specific action or situation:
10. A course of reasoning:
11. An individually considered portion of a whole:
1. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something:
Military: lay.
2. To call or direct attention to something:
3. To mark with punctuation:
phrasal verb
point out
1. To make known or identify, as by signs:
2. To call or direct attention to something:
advert, bring up, mention, point, refer, touch (on or upon).
phrasal verb
point to
1. To give grounds for believing in the existence or presence of:
2. To lead to by logical inference:
phrasal verb
point up
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References in classic literature ?
Undoubtedly many cases occur, in which we cannot explain how the same species could have passed from one point to the other.
Undoubtedly there are very many cases of extreme difficulty, in understanding how the same species could possibly have migrated from some one point to the several distant and isolated points, where now found.
He had the brute's eyes to guide his point, and, as true as the sword hand of his mighty sire, his guided the keen point to one of those blazing orbs, even as he leaped lightly to one side.
The BBS showed non-food inflation in May increased by 0.20 percentage point to 5.84 per cent from that of 5.64 per cent in the previous month.
The confidence index of the construction sector fell 1 point to 19 points in August, compared with 0 points in August 2016.
England, which will host the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, has retained its fifth ranking, but has moved up by one point to 109.
A more desirable option would be to track and present all possible recovery points and allow the appropriate recovery point to be selected after the failure has occurred.
It offers more than 25 links to subjects ranging from the history of West Point to current news about the Academy, cadet life, visiting the Academy, and more.
The PoE support simplifies the installation of wireless access points and connects each access point to the Baseline Switch 2226-PWR for power and data.