Dot meaning

dŏt
The definition of a dot is a very small spot or mark or a spot, period or mark used in letters or for punctuation.

An example of a dot is the period at the end of this sentence.

An example of a dot is the spot above a lower case i.

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To mark with a dot.
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A tiny spot, speck, or mark, esp. one made with or as with a pointed object.
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Dot is defined as to add a small spot to something.

An example of dot is using a pen to add a mark to the top of a lower case j.

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A tiny amount.
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In Morse and similar codes, the short sound or signal used in combination with the dash and silent intervals to represent letters, numbers, or punctuation.
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(music) A mark after a note indicating an increase in time value by half.
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(computers) A period, as used as in URLs and e-mail addresses, to separate strings of words, as in www.hmhbooks.com .
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To form or make with dots.
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To cover with or as if with dots.
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To make a dot.
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A woman's marriage portion; a dowry.
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Department of Transportation.
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A point used in orthography or punctuation.
  • The mark placed above an i or j in writing or printing.
  • A period, as in a Web address.
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Any small, round spot.

Polka dots.

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(telegraphy) A short sound or click, as in Morse code.
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To mark with or as with a dot.
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To make or form with dots.

A dotted line.

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To cover with or as with dots; appear as dotlike parts in.

Gas stations dotted the landscape.

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To make a dot or dots.
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A woman's marriage dowry.
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Department of Transportation.
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A symbol (·) indicating multiplication, as in 2 · 4 = 8. It is used to indicate the dot product of vectors, for example A · B .
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A period, as used as in URLs and e-mail addresses, to separate strings of words, as in www.hmco.com .
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(1) A tiny round, rectangular or square spot that is one element in a matrix, which is used to display or print a graphics or text image. See dot matrix .
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The shorter of the two signal elements in Morse code telegraphy, created by closing an electrical circuit with a mechanical key for a short period of time. A dot is audible as a brief click or buzz, called a dit by radiotelegraph operators, and is graphically represented as a small round mark. See also dash, Morse code, and telegraph.
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Marion Estelle Edison (1873
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Diminutive of the female given name Dorothy.
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dot (one's) i's
  • To be thorough or painstaking in attending to details.
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  • Exactly at the appointed time; punctual or punctually:
    Arrived at nine o'clock on the dot.
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connect the dots
  • to put discrete or seemingly unrelated pieces of information together to form a theory, explanation, etc.
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dot one's i's and cross one's t's
  • to be minutely correct or detailed in doing or saying something
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on the dot
  • at the exact time or point
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

dot (one's) i's
dot one's i's and cross one's t's

Origin of dot

  • French from Latin dōs dōt- dowry dō- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English dot from Old English dott head of a boil

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition