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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When Minnesota United hired Adrian Heath before its first MLS season in 2017, the new head coach’s development of goal-scorers was a main bullet point on his résumé. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Adrian Heath’s track record for developing scorers got him United job, but Loons aren’t scoring," 11 June 2019 Dimensions: 14 x 9.75 x 0.75 inches Weight: 4.4 pounds That last bullet point is worth pointing out. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Review: This thin gaming laptop features 9th-gen Core and GTX 1660 Ti," 6 June 2019 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

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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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