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)

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Instead of a standard checklist, bullet journaling requires daily, monthly, and yearly reflections along with bullet points and asterisks galore. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "What Is a Bullet Journal? Everything You Need to Know Before You BuJo," 30 Jan. 2019 These are certainly lucrative revenue streams, so any extra bullet point would probably be appreciated. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "Gaming the Apple Podcast charts is cheaper and easier than you think," 29 Nov. 2018 Of course, every one of those bullet points represents dozens of policies and thousands of implementation challenges. David Roberts, Vox, "Climate activists to Nancy Pelosi: go big or we won’t go home," 14 Nov. 2018 PowerPoint focuses more on graphics, with minimal text for titles, headers, bullet points, and brief statements, while Word’s focus is the text with an occasional graphic. Jd Sartain, PCWorld, "How to create and share custom Style Sheets in Word and PowerPoint," 8 Aug. 2018 But how long, for example, has the Wall Street Journal had that side rail that has the bullet points? Eric Johnson, Recode, "The tech industry needs to reckon with the dark side of advertising, WordPress CEO Matt Mullenweg says," 2 Aug. 2018 The ingredients are all visible, one after another, like bullet points on a to-do list: tofu, green vegetables, quinoa, some kind of obscure seeds. Bee Wilson, WSJ, "The Comfort of Bowl Food," 13 July 2018 But nestled in the document was a short bullet point that addresses a long-running concern of U.S. veterans groups: the recovery of the remains of thousands of American troops who were killed or captured in North Korea during the Korean War. John Hudson, Washington Post, "POW deal with North Korea followed strong lobbying by Defense Department: ‘It’s a humanitarian issue’," 12 June 2018 Sometimes, re-ordering bullet points and other minor editing is enough to entice a company to contact a candidate. Pattie Hunt Sinacole, BostonGlobe.com, "How many different resumes should you have?," 14 July 2018

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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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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