Definition of microdot in English:


Line breaks: micro|dot
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)dɒt


  • 1A microphotograph, especially of a document, that is only about 1 mm across.
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    • One exhibit will focus on microdots which are photographed documents reduced to a size less than 1 millimetre.
    • The Germans developed a miniature photograph, called a microdot, which reduced a foolscap page to the size of a full stop; this might easily pass a censor unnoticed.
    • Consisting of a greatly reduced photograph of a typed page, a microdot could be pasted on top of a printed period at the end of a sentence in an otherwise innocuous missive sent between a spy and headquarters personnel.
  • 2A tablet of LSD: more than 1000 microdots of LSD
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    • But the movie itself is sort of like Wizard of Oz and Donnie Darko and a couple of purple microdots of mescaline all mixed together in a bowl of Lucky Charms.

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