bullet point


Definition of bullet point

: an item in a list that has a large dot in front of it to signify its importance broadly : any point or statement given special emphasis (as in a speech)

Examples of bullet point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here's a helpful recap in bullet point fashion for anybody lucky enough to miss how things spiraled, courtesy of the staff of the Des Moines Register, a member of the USA TODAY Network. Louie Villalobos, USA TODAY, "OnPolitics: Just when you thought we were done with Iowa," 13 Feb. 2020 Whereas Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have developed lengthy policies covering hundreds of circumstances, TikTok provided a short list of bullet points addressing only the most extreme content. Louise Matsakis, Wired, "New Rules, Who Dis: TikTok Overhauls Its Community Guidelines," 8 Jan. 2020 Any takeover deal comes with conditions, but one Wesfarmers bullet point is particularly significant. Washington Post, "A Rare-Earth Steal at a 45% Markup," 18 Sep. 2019 Your most recent position of 9 years is presented in 15 bullet points totaling fewer than 150 words. Dear Sam | Expert Resume, cleveland, "What to do when you are told your resume is ‘fine,’ but you know it is not," 29 Nov. 2019 Eschewing the hard-hitting bullet points, pithy slogans, and data graphics of many slide decks, Eliasson’s presentation, like his art, was a masterclass in eliciting an audience’s awe and curiosity. Anne Quito, Quartz, "The best slide deck about climate change comes from a Danish-Icelandic artist," 28 Sep. 2019 Even when those notes are boiled down to bullet points on note cards, Trump does not always heed them. BostonGlobe.com, "Few have access to Trump’s calls with world leaders - The Boston Globe," 25 Sep. 2019 The relevant change in Anadarko’s treatment of this noted in the second bullet point on page 4 of this filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Washington Post, "Fracking’s Biggest Gushers Are Struck in the Corner Office," 27 Apr. 2019 Opioid funding is just one bullet point in a list of health-care priorities included in the potential deal. Washington Post, "The Health 202: Congress is poised to invest more dollars in the opioid crisis," 8 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bullet point

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bullet point was in 1983

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19 Feb 2020

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“Bullet point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullet%20point. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bullet point

: an item in a list that has a large dot (called a bullet) in front of it to show that it is important

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