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dot

Pronunciation: /dɑːt; dɒt/

Translation of dot in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (spot) punto (masculine) dotdotdot puntos suspensivos on the dot en punto the train left on the dot of half past two o at half past two on the dot el tren salió a las dos y media en punto the year dot (British English/inglés británico) el año de la polca or de la pera or de Maricastaña [colloquial/familiar], el año uno (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] since the year dot hace (mil) años
    Example sentences
    • Cells marked with similar colored dots moved collectively in the same direction forming domain-like structures on the collagen gel.
    • These also serve well as night sights with three tritium round dots, one on each side of the rear notch and one in the face of the front sight.
    • Mark the point that these two lines intersect with a piece of tape or a round dot.
    1.2 (in Morse code) punto (masculine) dot dash dot punto raya punto
    Example sentences
    • Today, when we think of telegraphs we think of electric telegraphs, we think of wires and Morse code and dots and dashes and telegrams and that sort of thing.
    • Morse Code uses a series of dots and dashes to transmit and receive messages.
    • Perhaps the most famous coding is Morse Code, which converts letters of the alphabet into series of dots and dashes.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-tt-)

  • 2
    (dotted past participle of/participio pasado de)
    2.1 [line] de puntos to sign on the dotted line firmar sobre la línea de puntos cut along the dotted line corte por la línea punteada or de puntos 2.2 [quaver/crotchet/minim] con puntillo
  • 3 (scatter, intersperse) (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) salpicar* her family is dotted about all over Europe su familia está desperdigada por toda Europa

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