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Dot can refer to several different characters:

  • full stop, or period, primarily used in writing to end a sentence.
  • decimal point, is used to mark the boundary between the integer and the fractional parts of a decimal numeral.
  • dot (diacritic), a diacritic mark
  • dot dot dot is an informal way of referring to the ellipsis, and in casual speech, can be substituted for et cetera.
  • dot (slang) is also a newly created slang word used to express complete and utter speechlessness.

Other meanings for dot: A full stop or period, also called a full point, is the punctuation mark commonly placed at the end of several different types of sentences in English and several other languages. ... In linguistics, a sentence is a unit of language, characterised in most languages by the presence of a finite verb. ... The decimal separator is used to mark the boundary between the integer and the fractional parts of a decimal numeral. ... When used as a diacritic mark, the term dot is usually reserved for the middle dot (·), or to the glyphs combining dot above ( ) and combining dot below ( ) which may be combined with some letters of the extended Latin alphabets in use in Eastern European languages and Vietnamese. ... A diacritical mark or diacritic, sometimes called an accent mark, is a mark added to a letter to alter a words pronunciation or to distinguish between similar words. ... For the Figure of speech, see Ellipsis (figure of speech). ... Look up Et cetera on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Et cetera, usually abbreviated to etc. ...



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