Point-device
Point-device Point`-de*vice", Point-devise Point`-de*vise", adv. Exactly. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Point-device — Point de*vice , Point devise Point de*vise , a. [OE. at point devis; at at + point point, condition + devis exact, careful, OF. devis fixed, set. See {Device}.] Uncommonly nice and exact; precise; particular. [1913 Webster] You are rather point… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • point-device — or point devise [point΄di vīs′] adj. [ME at point devis, to an exact point: see DEVICE] [Now Chiefly Literary] completely correct; precise adv. Archaic to perfection; meticulously …   English World dictionary

  • point-device — I. |pȯintdə|vīs adjective Etymology: Middle English (at) point devis, from at + point + devis fixed, set, from Middle French, from Latin divisus, past participle of dividere to divide more at divide archaic : marked by punctilious often fussy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • point-device — adjective Etymology: Middle English at point devis at a fixed point Date: 1526 archaic marked by punctilious attention to detail ; meticulous • point device adverb, archaic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • point-device — /poynt di vuys /, Archaic. adv. 1. completely; perfectly; exactly. adj. 2. perfect; precise; scrupulously nice or neat. [1325 75; ME at point devis arranged to a point, i.e., to a nicety, to perfection; see DEVICE] * * * …   Universalium

  • point-device — /pɔɪnt dəˈvaɪs/ (say poynt duh vuys) Obsolete –adverb 1. completely; perfectly; exactly. –adjective 2. perfect; precise; scrupulously nice or neat. {Middle English at poynt devys (compare Old French or Anglo French devis devised, arranged). See… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Point-devise — Point device Point de*vice , Point devise Point de*vise , a. [OE. at point devis; at at + point point, condition + devis exact, careful, OF. devis fixed, set. See {Device}.] Uncommonly nice and exact; precise; particular. [1913 Webster] You are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Point-devise — Point device Point de*vice , Point devise Point de*vise , adv. Exactly. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Device — may refer to: Computing and electronics A component of personal computer hardware Peripheral, any device attached to a computer that expands its functionality Electronic component Other uses Appliance, a device for a particular task Device (band) …   Wikipedia

  • point — ► NOUN 1) the tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object. 2) a particular spot, place, or moment. 3) an item, detail, or idea in a discussion, text, etc. 4) (the point) the most significant or relevant factor or element. 5) advantage… …   English terms dictionary

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