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point source

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. point sourcenoun

    a concentrated source (especially of radiation or pollution) that is spatially constricted

Wiktionary

  1. point sourcenoun

    a source of pollution, radiation, waves, fluid or other substance that has one specific location (and negligible physical extent, distinguishing a point source from other source geometries). In simulations they can often be approximated using mathematical point sources.

  2. point sourcenoun

    the abstract concept of a singularity emitting a flux or flow. A source with infinitesimal dimensions in space.

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  1. point source

    A point source is a singular, identifiable origin from which a specific substance or physical quantity emanates or is emitted. It is essentially a localized and concentrated source within a specific context. This can apply to various fields ranging from environmental science, where it may refer to a specific source of pollution, to physics, where it may mean a source of light or sound that emanates equally in all directions.

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  1. Point Source

    Point Source is a 2009 Queen’s Awards Winner.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of point source in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of point source in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of point source in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Breyer:

    What we have is ... an absolute road map for people who want to avoid the 'point source' regulation.


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