damage is the gist of the action and without it the plaintiff must fail
effect: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
kernel: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
In computing, GiST or Generalized Search Tree, is a data structure and API that can be used to build a variety of disk-based search trees. ...
In computing, Gist is a scientific graphics library written in C by David H. Munro of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. It supports three graphics output devices: X Window, PostScript, and Computer Graphics Metafiles (CGM). ...
The most essential part; the main idea or substance (of a longer or more complicated matter); The essential ground for action in a suit, without which there is no cause of action; Resting place (especially of animals), lodging
(Gisting) is the art of concisely reducing complex material to its absolute essence for intelligence reporting purposes. See also: Intelligence briefing, Report, Summary, Synopsis.
A machine translation that is used to get the essential information from a document. A gist is useful even if it contains serious errors in vocabulary, syntax, and grammar.
GIST is the abbreviation for Geographic Information Systems Technology.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor. A type of tumor that usually begins in cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be benign or malignant. Also called gastrointestinal stromal tumor.
the main point or central meaning of a piece of text (or audio segment)
reading or listening for gist means getting a general idea of the text, rather than picking up on specific details
the main or essential part of the matter; a general idea of what it’s all about