point out

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From point and out. Instead of pointing to a particular thing, the term implies pointing to one particular thing out of several similar things, or to a thing in a scene where it might not be readily seen.

Verb[edit]

point out (third-person singular simple present points out, present participle pointing out, simple past and past participle pointed out)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To identify among a group of similar subjects, or in a scene where the subject might not be readily seen or noticed, with a gesture of the body.
    He pointed out the little brown bird in the tree.
    She pointed out the two drummers in the class.
  2. (figuratively, idiomatic) To tell, remind, indicate.
    I would just like to point out that we need to finish our meeting by 9 o'clock.

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