# Point

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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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The diagram is now reduced to bare essentials, with P being the principal point and to the left of it R being the distance point.
The results show that standard deviation of focal length f, the principal point o, the width of transducer, and the height of the transducer are all higher than 0.006 mm which has the higher accuracy; the standard deviation of the first coefficient [k.sub.1] of radial distortion is better than 0.006 mm, the standard deviation of the second coefficient [k.sub.2] of radial distortion is better than 5 x [10.sup.-5] mm, and the standard deviation of two coefficients [p.sub.1] and [p.sub.2] of tangential distortion are both better than 2 x [10.sup.-5] mm.
Intrinsic parameters are associated with optical and geometrical aspects of the camera such as focal length, principal point, skew, and lens distortions.
Tyne and Wear Development Company is the principal point of support for growing businesses and investors in the region.
The airport is the principal point of entry for visitors to Makkah and Madinah, peaking in the month of the annual Hajj when KAIA serves almost 4 million pilgrims.- TradeArabia News Service
McClean, 40, whose principal point scorers were Cape Blanco, Canford Cliffs and Workforce, had been in pole position for some time.
Or, le fait qu'il reste, apres au moins 10 ans d'essais cliniques de haute qualite sur l'HBP, une telle panoplie d'options therapeutiques illustre bien les difficultes lorsqu'il s'agit d'etablir la superiorite nette d'un traitement par rapport a un autre quand la qualite de vie est le principal point de mire.
According to Kries, Strauss's principal point is that "the Christians had compromised philosophy as a way of life, whereas the Arabic philosophers had practiced such a life" (emphasis in the original).
In that role, he acted as a liaison to all Major League Club public relations personnel and to other baseball organizations and was the principal point of contact for the Baseball Writers Association of America and other media on all baseball matters pertaining to the Office of the Commissioner.
President Obama recognized that America's image in the world was, to say the least, tarnished and made it a principal point of his campaign to insist that he would be able to improve our reputation.
* When a Department employee tragically lost his life last summer in an act of terrorism, Casualty Assistance was the principal point of contact for the family, providing support and assistance with a variety of issues, attending his funeral and helping his bureau plan a memorial service here in the Department.
* A stable adjustment of the principal point coordinates (interior orientation) requires a rotation of the camera about optical axis (or rotation of the test field).

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