point count

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Definition of point count 

: a method of evaluating the strength of a hand in bridge by counting points for each high card and usually for long or short suits also : the value of a hand so evaluated

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With the top 16 teams this season qualifying for the inaugural Global Champions Play Offs in Prague in December, which boasts a record prize purse of $10m, including $3m for the winning team, every point counts. Danielle Rossingh, CNN, "Ben Maher and Explosion rock to double victory in Madrid," 5 May 2018 Credit age is a minor factor in scores, but every point counts. Bev O'shea, chicagotribune.com, "That new store card could torpedo your credit score," 24 Dec. 2017 Credit age is a minor factor in scores, but every point counts. Bev O'shea, chicagotribune.com, "That new store card could torpedo your credit score," 24 Dec. 2017 Credit age is a minor factor in scores, but every point counts. Bev O'shea, chicagotribune.com, "That new store card could torpedo your credit score," 24 Dec. 2017 Credit age is a minor factor in scores, but every point counts. Bev O'shea, chicagotribune.com, "That new store card could torpedo your credit score," 24 Dec. 2017 Credit age is a minor factor in scores, but every point counts. Bev O'shea, USA TODAY, "That new store card could torpedo your credit score," 17 Dec. 2017 Every point counts, and this week’s games include Turkey-Iceland and Ukraine-Croatia, which means things could get nuts. Grant Wahl, SI.com, "End of World Cup Qualifying Promises Drama, Heartbreak–and USMNT is at Center of it," 4 Oct. 2017

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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