Also called (esp US and Canadian): bullet a heavy dot (·) used to draw attention to a particular paragraph
a dot placed at a central level in a line of type or writing
DOTRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Word Fact: What’s the Name for the Dot Over the i and j?While many languages, such as Arabic and Hebrew, add specific accents to the letters or characters throughout their alphabet, the English alphabet has only two letters that include a diacritic dot. This mark is added to a letter to signal a change in either the sound or meaning of a character. What is the additional name of this curious dot that hovers over the ninth …
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- centri-acinar emphysema
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