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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
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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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(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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(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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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.
Also, shelter residents frequently lack a permanent place to store medications, which necessitates the use of directly observed therapy. In the outbreak we report, these challenges were overcome with a systematic operational approach focused on the entire population of persons experiencing homelessness, illustrating that such approaches can contribute to effective control of TB outbreaks within these populations.
Because of staffing shortages, Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDH) TB field personnel were not available to administer daily directly observed therapy (DOT) at facility A and facility A did not have the personnel needed to provide daily patient transport to the PRDH clinic.
Kalra S, Gupta Y.DOT (directly observed therapy) in diabetes: current thought, future reality.
Implementation of directly observed therapy, short course (DOTS) has not significantly affected on TB transmission and incidence in Africa.
The effect of directly observed therapy on the rates of drug resistance and relapse in tuberculosis.
Directly observed therapy, which has served as the primary strategy worldwide for preventing drug-susceptible tuberculosis transmissions, also is effective for reducing the transmission and incidence of drug-resistant tuberculosis, a study suggests.
(12) Fue descrita por primera vez en 1950 (13) y actualmente se reconoce como el mas importante obstaculo para el control de la TBC (14,15) La estrategia DOTS (por su sigla en ingles Directly Observed Therapy Short Course) significa tratamiento corto bajo control, con lo que se busca el cumplimiento del tratamiento por parte del paciente dada la facilidad de acceso a los medicamentos, la vigilancia de la evolucion de la enfermedad y el control de los resultados.
Additionally, azithromycin may be more cost effective than other antibiotics in treating pregnant populations with historically poor compliance as well as those who obtain little follow-up, because it provides an opportunity for single-dose, directly observed therapy, Ms.
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.
The standard of care for active TB is directly observed therapy. This means watching the patient swallow the pills.
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.

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