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point system

Printing. a system for grading the sizes of type bodies, leads, etc., that employs the point as a unit of measurement.
Compare point (def 48a).
any of certain systems of writing and printing for the blind that employ embossed symbols for letters.
a system of promoting students by an evaluation of their work on the basis of points representing quality of achievement. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for point system
  • If you happen to be there for a short amount of time, strictly for pleasure, this particular point system does not apply to you.
  • Someone in a previous thread mentioned that he uses a total point system for grades, rather than percentages.
  • Applications are screened by people who grade for a living, and are usually scored by a point system according to the job flyer.
  • The point system is designed to be used only at the start and should be faded as skills are developed and shaped.
  • Applications will be scored and ranked on the basis of the following point system.
  • All jobs are evaluated using a point system to rate specific job characteristics or factors.
  • New legislation provided for the point system for suspension and revocation of driver's licenses.
British Dictionary definitions for point system

point system

(printing) a system of measurement using the point as its unit See point (sense 21)
a system for evaluation of achievement, as in education or industry, based on awarding points
any system of writing or printing, such as Braille, that uses protruding dots
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