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In modern mathematics, a point refers usually to an element of some set called a space.

More specifically, in Euclidean geometry, a point is a primitive notion upon which the geometry is built. Being a primitive notion means that a point cannot be defined in terms of previously defined objects. That is, a point is defined only by some properties, called axioms, that it must satisfy. In particular, the geometric points do not have any length, area, volume, or any other dimensional attribute. A common interpretation is that the concept of a point is meant to capture the notion of a unique location in Euclidean space.


Point (geometry) sections
Intro  Points in Euclidean geometry  Dimension of a point  Geometry without points  Point masses and the Dirac delta function   See also  References  External links  

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