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1. Music
a. the symbol (·) placed after a note or rest to increase its time value by half
b. this symbol written above or below a note indicating that it must be played or sung staccato
2. Maths Logic
a. the symbol (⋅) indicating multiplication or logical conjunction
b. a decimal point

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Civil law a woman's dowry

Dot

A small square tile at the intersection of four larger tiles; usually placed at a 45-degree angle to the grid of the larger tiles.

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(electronics)
(graphic arts)
A subdivision of the printing surface into minute units, formed by a halftone screen and separated by the etching process.

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A small spot of plaster placed on a plastering surface, or a temporary nail; to assist the plasterer in leveling a wall and in obtaining proper plaster thickness.

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(character)

dot

(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 .

(2) A period; for example, V dot 22 is the same as V.22.

(3) The dot, or period, is used as a name separator. For example, file names are separated from their extensions with a dot (CDE.ABC, CDE.NDX, etc.). It is also used to separate the components of Web addresses, such as between the "www," the registered domain name and the top-level domain (TLD); for example, www.computerlanguage.com.

(4) (Echo DOT) See Amazon Echo.
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So Malawi is starting the program by basically enrolling everyone into a best-guess approach -- using community-based directly observed therapy that can be taken once a day.
In the United States, prevention has focused on identifying infected individuals early -- especially those who run the highest risk of developing active disease -- and treating them with drugs in a program of directly observed therapy.
Several studies have also reported a significantly higher rate of completion of LTBI treatment among those high school students receiving directly observed therapy (24,25).
Azithromycin may be more cost effective than other antibiotics in treating pregnant populations with historically poor compliance (such as adolescents), because it provides an opportunity for single-dose, directly observed therapy, Ms.
Directly observed therapy, in which someone watches the patient ingest the prescribed dose, is essential in helping patients complete their treatment regimens.
We hypothesized that the demographic information most likely to correlate with HIV risk factors included age (linear and quadratic terms), sex, race/ethnicity (separated into five categories: non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, Native American, or Asian/Pacific Islander), whether a patient had received any directly observed therapy, and foreign birth.
Tenofovir is taken as one tablet once a day, so it can be a part of once-daily regimens, important for patients with adherence difficulties and also for tests of directly observed therapy.
Tuberculosis control and directly observed therapy from the public health/human rights perspective, A.