One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In the manner of a point or tip; in respect of points; with the point foremost or uppermost.
2Mathematics. With regard to individual points; especially (with reference to convergence) with regard to each individual point in a space, but not necessarily for the space as a whole.
Mathematics. Occurring (only) with regard to individual points; especially (of convergence) occurring with regard to individual points in a space, but not necessarily for the space as a whole.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Bibliotheca Eliotae. From point + -wise.
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