Point

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Meaning – The term point, refers to a measurement of the IBM list price of a product, originally equivalent to a monthly rental of one U.S. dollar.

The term point also refers to a unit of vertical measurement used in lettering. There are a total of approximately 72 (72.272) points in one inch or 2.54 cm. In the following example, you can see four examples of point sizes.

When referring to a computer mouse, the point is the location of where the mouse pointer is currently located.

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In typography, a point is about 1/72 of an inch and is used to measure the height of characters.

Example of usage“An insertion point is the location on the screen where the next character typed will be inserted. This location may be in a text document, a form field, a Web browser address bar, or anywhere else on the screen that allows text input.”

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