Definition of pointwise in English:

pointwise

adverb

  • 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.

adjective

  • 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.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Bibliotheca Eliotae. From point + -wise.

Pronunciation

pointwise

/ˈpɔɪntwʌɪz/