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"Mounting" a filesystem means making a filesystem accessible to the operating system. "Mounting point' is where the filesystem is being mounted such as '/'. This has tree structure.

mount <options> source directory

The most useful option is "-t" which specifies the type of filesystem

you are mounting. Here are examples: