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

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