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English definition of “dot”

dot

verb [T]     /dɒt/ (present participle dotting, past tense and past participle dotted)
PUT to put a dot or dots on somethingWriting and typing
SPREAD (also dot around) to be spread across an area: The company has 43 hotels dotted around the UK.Spreading and scattering
(Definition of dot verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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