One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The alternation of points (in an argument, etc.) in opposition or contrast to one another; a debate, argument, or match in which points for two opposing sides are made in succession.
1920s; earliest use found in Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), writer. From point + counterpoint. Probably originally chiefly after the title of Huxley's novel.
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