dotted|dotting|dotsdɒt noun +a very small circular shape +the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966 +the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code +street name for lysergic acid diethylamide verb +scatter or intersperse like dots or studs +distribute loosely +make a dot or dots +mark with a dot
1 spot, speck, point, jot, mark, iota, fleck, dab; decimal point, Brit full stop, US period:
Use three dots to denote text omissions.
2 on the dot. exactly, precisely, punctually, to the minute or second, on time, Colloq on the button:
She arrived at noon on the dot.
3 spot, fleck, speckle, stipple, bespeckle:
The wallpaper is dotted with tiny squares of colour.
Advanced English Dictionary
+adjective 1 covered in dots 2[only before noun] (music) (of a musical note) followed by a DOT to show that it is one and a half times the length of an ordinary note: (BrE) a dotted minim + (AmE) a dotted half note
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