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dot

noun uk   /dɒt/ us    /dɑːt/
B2 [C] a very small round mark: The full stop at the end of this sentence is a dot. Her skirt was blue with white dots.B1 [U] the spoken form of a full stop in an internet or email address, or some computer files: "What's the web address?" "www dot cambridge dot org". [C] old-fashioned the short sounds or short flashes of light used with dashes when sending messages in Morse (code)
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verb uk   /dɒt/ us    /dɑːt/ (-tt-)
[T] to put a dot or dots on something: Your handwriting is hard to read because you don't dot your i's. [T often passive] to be spread across an area, or to spread many similar things across an area: We have offices dotted around/all over the region. The area is dotted with beautiful churches.
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