unpointing

pointing

[poin-ting]
noun
(in masonry) mortar used as a finishing touch to brickwork.

Origin:
1835–45; point + -ing1

unpointing, adjective
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pointing (ˈpɔɪntɪŋ)
 
n
1.  the act or process of repairing or finishing joints in brickwork, masonry, etc, with mortar
2.  a.  the insertion of marks to indicate the chanting of a psalm or the vowels in a Hebrew text
 b.  the sequence of marks so inserted

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pointing
"the filling up of exterior faces of joints in brickwork," late 15c., from point (n.).
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point (point)
n.

  1. A sharp or tapered end.

  2. A slight projection.

  3. A stage or condition reached.

v. point·ed, point·ing, points
To become ready to open, as an abscess or boil.
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point   (point)  Pronunciation Key 
A geometric object having no dimensions and no property other than its location. The intersection of two lines is a point.
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point definition


In geometry, a location having no dimension — no length, height, or width — and identified by at least one coordinate.

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