from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A very small or sharp point.
  • noun A point on a map marking a precise location or target.
  • noun A very small amount of something.
  • transitive verb To locate or identify with precision.
  • transitive verb To take precise aim at.
  • adjective Meticulously precise.
  • adjective Extremely small; minuscule.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The point of a pin.
  • adjective Extremely precise or specific, especially regarding location.
  • verb To identify or locate precisely or with great accuracy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a very brief moment
  • verb locate exactly
  • noun the sharp point of a pin
  • noun a very small spot


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From pin +‎ point.


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