interpoint

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noun

in·​ter·​point ˈin-tər-ˌpȯint How to pronounce interpoint (audio)
: the embossing of braille on both sides of the paper in such a way that the points of one side fall between points of the other side
often used before another noun
A Braille embosser is a printer that produces Braille by raising bumps on the paper when the paper is struck by the printer keys. The electronic embosser or printer takes its instruction from the computer instead of directly from a human operator to produce the same product only faster. A recent innovation in printing from a computer file is interpoint Braille, where Braille is printed onto both sides of the paper.Ruth O'Donnell

interpoint

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adjective

: occurring or existing between points (such as geometric points)
interpoint distance

Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1926, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interpoint was in 1906

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“Interpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interpoint. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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