dot Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “dot” in the English Dictionary

"dot" in British English

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uk   /dɒt/  us   /dɑːt/
B2 [C] a very ​small round ​mark: The ​fullstop at the end of this ​sentence is a dot. Her ​skirt was ​blue with ​white dots.B1 [U] the ​spokenform of a full stop in an internet or ​emailaddress, or some ​computerfiles: "What's the ​webaddress?" "​www dot cambridge dot ​org". [C] old-fashioned the ​shortsounds or ​shortflashes of ​light used with dashes when ​sendingmessages in Morse (code)
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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 ​spreadacross an ​area, or to ​spread many ​similar things ​across an ​area: We have ​offices dotted around/all over the ​region. The ​area is dotted withbeautifulchurches.
(Definition of dot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dot" in American English

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dotnoun [C]

 us   /dɑt/
a very ​small, round ​mark: The ​ducks were ​black dots in the ​distance. Dot (symbol .) is also used in an Internetaddress to ​separateitsparts: Go to w w w dot cambridge dot ​org.

dotverb [T]

 us   /dɑt/ (-tt-)
When an ​area is dotted with things, it has many of them in different ​places: Minnesota is dotted with ​lakes, ​especially in the ​north.
(Definition of dot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dot" in Business English

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dotnoun [C]

uk   us   /dɒt/
INTERNET a very ​small round ​mark that is used in an ​internetaddress or ​emailaddress to ​separate its ​parts: Dot gov ​sites are ​reserved for ​governmentaloffices.
on the dot exactly at the ​stated or expected ​time
connect/join the dots to understand the ​relationship between different ​ideas, facts, or ​experiences: My experiment has revealed how we ​fail to ​connect the dots between the way we ​live today and the ​needs of tomorrow.
(Definition of dot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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