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What is the noun for pointlessness?

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  1. A discrete division of something.
    1. An individual element in a larger whole; a particular detail, thought, or quality. [from 13th c.]
    2. A particular moment in an event or occurrence; a juncture. [from 13th c.]
    3. (archaic) Condition, state. [from 13th c.]
    4. A topic of discussion or debate; a proposition, a focus of conversation or consideration. [from 14th c.]
    5. (obsolete) The smallest quantity of something; a jot, a whit. [14th-17th c.]
    6. (obsolete) A tiny amount of time; a moment. [14th-17th c.]
    7. A specific location or place, seen as a spatial position. [from 14th c.]
    8. (mathematics) A zero-dimensional mathematical object representing a location in one or more dimensions; something considered to have position but no magnitude or direction. [from 14th c.]
    9. A purpose or objective. [from 14th c.]
    10. A full stop or other terminal punctuation mark. [from 14th c.]
    11. (music) A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time. In ancient music, it distinguished or characterized certain tones or styles (points of perfection, of augmentation, etc.). In modern music, it is placed on the right of a note to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half.
    12. (by extension) A note; a tune.
    13. A distinguishing quality or characteristic. [from 15th c.]
    14. Something tiny, as a pinprick; a very small mark. [from 15th c.]
    15. (now only in phrases) A tenth; formerly also a twelfth. [from 17th c.]
    16. Each of the marks or strokes written above letters, especially in Semitic languages, to indicate vowels, stress etc. [from 17th c.]
    17. (video game) A unit of scoring in a game or competition. [from 18th c.]
    18. (mathematics) A decimal point (now especially when reading decimal fractions aloud). [from 18th c.]
    19. (economics) A unit used to express differences in prices of stocks and shares. [from 19th c.]
    20. (typography) a unit of measure equal to 1/12 of a pica, or approximately 1/72 of an inch (exactly 1/72 of an inch in the digital era). [from 19th c.]
    21. (Britain) An electric power socket. [from 20th c.]
    22. (navigation, nautical) A unit of bearing equal to one thirty-second of a circle, i.e. 11.25°.
    23. (Britain) A unit of measure for rain, equal to 0.254 mm or 0.01 of an inch.
  2. A sharp extremity.
    1. The sharp tip of an object. [from 14th c.]
    2. Any projecting extremity of an object. [from 14th c.]
    3. An object which has a sharp or tapering tip. [from 14th c.]
    4. (backgammon) Each of the twelve triangular positions in either table of a backgammon board, on which the stones are played. [from 15th c.]
    5. A peninsula or promontory. [from 15th c.]
    6. The position at the front or vanguard of an advancing force. [from 16th c.]
    7. Each of the main directions on a compass, usually considered to be 32 in number; a direction. [from 16th c.]
    8. (nautical) The difference between two points of the compass.
    9. Pointedness of speech or writing; a penetrating or decisive quality of expression. [from 17th c.]
    10. (plural) A railroad switch. [from 19th c.]
    11. (plural) An area of contrasting colour on an animal, especially a dog; a marking. [from 19th c.]
    12. A tine or snag of an antler.
    13. (fencing) A movement executed with the sabre or foil.
  3. (heraldry) One of the several different parts of the escutcheon.
  4. (nautical) A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails.
  5. (historical) A string or lace used to tie together certain garments.
  6. Lace worked by the needle.
  7. (US, slang, dated) An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.
  8. The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game.
  9. (falconry) The perpendicular rising of a hawk over the place where its prey has gone into cover.
  10. The act of pointing, as of the foot downward in certain dance positions.
  11. The gesture of extending the index finger in a direction in order to indicate something.
  12. (medicine) A vaccine point.
  13. In various sports, a position of a certain player, or, by extension, the player occupying that position.
    1. (cricket) A fielding position square of the wicket on the off side, between gully and cover. [from 19th c.]
    2. (lacrosse, ice hockey) The position of the player of each side who stands a short distance in front of the goalkeeper.
    3. (baseball) The position of the pitcher and catcher.
    4. (hunting) A spot to which a straight run is made; hence, a straight run from point to point; a cross-country run.
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  15. Examples:
    1. “I can see a point of light emanating in the distance.”
      “The valley is located at a point between two large mountains.”
      “We were running low on fuel at one point and things were looking pretty dire.”
  1. Anything that points or is used for pointing.
  2. A teacher's pointer, pointing stick, a rod with an arrow
  3. A needle-like component of a timepiece or measuring device that indicates the time or the current reading of the device.
  4. A breed of hunting dog.
  5. (programming) A variable that holds the address of a memory location where a value can be stored.
  6. (computing) An icon that indicates the position of the mouse; a cursor.
  7. A tip, a bit of advice (usually plural.)
  8. (in combinations) Something worth a given number of points.
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  10. Examples:
    1. “A scale and pointer indicated the relative angle.”
      “Drawing is done by moving the pointer on the screen with the pointing device.”
      “Ewolo gave me a pointer on how I should call out to get someone's attention, because sometimes she failed to hear my voice from afar.”
  1. The action of the verb to point.
  2. (usually singular or collective) Mortar that has been placed between bricks to hold them together. This is not strictly speaking correct word to use in this context, mortar would be the correct word, or joint filling. (or perhaps applies in the US only) This term is often misused as meaning mortar or joint filling, as 'repointing' is the action of making good and repairing of joints between stone.
  3. The act or art of punctuating; punctuation.
  4. The rubbing off of the point of the wheat grain in the first process of high milling.
  5. (art) The act or process of measuring, at the various distances from the surface of a block of marble, the surface of a future piece of statuary; also, a process used in cutting the statue from the artist's model.
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  7. Examples:
    1. “The necessary works included roof repairs, pointing and drainpipe replacement, and extensive replacement of rotten floorboarding.”
  1. (countable) The lack of meaning, purpose, or ideas; the characteristic or condition of being pointless.
  2. (topology, geometry, uncountable) The quality of not mentioning points.
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  4. Examples:
    1. “It is the sheer pointlessness of recreating scenes from a computer game that makes it all the more valuable.”
      “The narrator then steps in to comment on the pointlessness and futility of life on earth before the credits roll.”
      “Talking about football with friends also demonstrates the total pointlessness of football pundits.”
  1. (computing) The data or object referenced by a pointer.
  1. The state or condition of being pointful.
  1. The quality of being pointed
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  3. Examples:
    1. “It seeks to stand completely independent of subjective pointedness but remains aesthetically acute and functionally precise.”
      “It is also written in excruciatingly careful prose, belying the pointedness of its conclusions.”
      “The arrow-like pointedness of jealousy is transmuted into efficient action.”
  1. plural of point
  2. (rail transport, Britain) Movable rails which can be used to switch a train from one railway track to another.
  3. (automotive) The two metal surfaces in a distributor which close or open to allow current to flow or not through the ignition coil. Each surface is called a point singular (there's usually a moving point which is pushed by the distributor cam and a fixed point which isn't), but they're made together in a unit and serviced or replaced that way and are hence normally called points plural.
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  1. plural of pointset
  1. plural of pointee
  1. plural of pointer
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  3. Examples:
    1. “The attack by two sharks is unusual behaviour for white pointers, which are generally regarded as solitary hunters.”
      “The technology comes too late for 29-year-old Bradley Smith, who was attacked by two white pointers recently while surfing in Perth.”
      “Also, since you've been called the queen of fantasy romance, i could use any pointers you have!”
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