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Point

The smallest unit of price change quoted, or one one-hundredth of a percent. Related: Minimum price fluctuation and tick.

Point

A way of conceptualizing price changes in the trading of securities. For stocks, a point corresponds to $1, while for bonds it indicates a 1% change relative to the face value. For example, if one states that GE rose two points on Thursday, this means that it rose $2. See also: Tick.

point

A change in the value of a security or a security index or average. For common and preferred stocks a point represents a change of $1. For bonds a point represents a 1% change in face value. For example, a one-point decline in a $1,000 principal amount bond translates to a $10 decline in price. For stock averages and indexes a point represents a unit of movement and is best interpreted as a percent of the beginning value. For example, a 100-point decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average that started the day at 10,000 represents a 1% fall in the average.
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Scientists from the Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA), the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the ESRF have said that supercooled liquids are trapped in a metastable state even well below their freezing point, which can only be achieved in liquids that do not contain seeds that may trigger crystallization.
One will freeze first, presumably because its random mix of impurities give it a higher freezing point.
Researchers have discovered, to their amazement, that just as water abruptly freezes when the temperature dips below the freezing point, a computer-search problem can change very rapidly from soluble to insoluble.
Blood curdling cold waves have reigned over most of the areas of Balochistan where the temperature is reported to have fallen below freezing point.
To study the crystallization, the scientists melt the sample, then cool it carefully below its freezing point. Ordinarily, "any scratch on the container causes it to immediately solidify," says Jan R.
Areas buckling below freezing point are Kalat minus 12, Quetta minus 8, Kalam and Gopas minus 6; while, Malamjabba and Murree were frozen under minus 5 degree centigrade.
They studied nine Antarctic species that live at temperatures as low as -1.86 [degrees] C, the freezing point of seawater, and three South American species that swim in waters having temperatures up to 10 [degrees] C.
Glass does not have a precise freezing point; rather, it has what's known as a glass transition temperature, typically a few hundred degrees Celsius.
Its heart beats only a few times a minute, and its body temperature drops below the freezing point of water.
Unlike conventional antifreezes, such as the ethylene glycol commonly used in cars, the proteins create a phenomenon called thermal hysteresis: They lower the freezing point of water below 0 [degrees] C without changing the temperature at which ice melts as it is heated.
A number of other factors come into play, including the existence of unfrozen water at temperatures below water's normal freezing point; this superchilled water tends to dribble through soil toward layers having a lower temperature, where it adds to the existing mass of ice.