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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

dot

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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.

dot

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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.

dot

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.

dot

(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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You don't deserve to be a father, you don't,' said Dot, with all the dignity of an experienced matron.
cried Dot, making a great demonstration of trying to lift it.
You never mean to say,' pursued Dot, sitting on the floor and shaking her head at him, 'that it's Gruff and Tackleton the toymaker
As to eating, I eat but little; but that little I enjoy, Dot.
Tackleton,' said Dot, not with the best grace in the world; 'but for your condition.
You understand me," she said, "you pays me dot money yust de same
I was dere for nearly a year, und dere I found a man dot was called Bertran.
Und dot man, who was king of beasts-tamer men, he had in der house shush such anoder as dot devil-animal in der cage-a great orang-outang dot thought he was a man.
One time Bertran says to me dot he will be married, because he ha~ found a girl dot was goot, and he inquire if this marrying idea was right.
But I knew dot I had made Bimi a life's enemy, pecause his fingers haf talk murder through the back of my neck.
So Bertran he was married, and he forgot clean about Bimi dot was skippin' alone on the beach mit der haf of a human soul in his belly.
Suddenly I heard a shrill treble voice calling from a top-story window to some unseen being, presumably in one of the other gardens, "Gamma, me dood boy, me wery good boy, gamma; me dot on Bob's knickiebockies.