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microdot

[mahy-kruh-dot]
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noun
  1. a photograph reduced to the size of a printed period, used especially to transmit messages, photographs, drawings, etc.
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verb (used with object), mi·cro·dot·ted, mi·cro·dot·ting.
  1. to make a microdot of.
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Origin of microdot

First recorded in 1945–50; micro- + dot1
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Examples from the Web for microdot

Historical Examples

  • For example, taking a 24 by 24 printed sheet and microdot reducing it to less than the area of a postage stamp.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • You personally have no familiarity with microdot reduction of some image?

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • Is the term "microdot printing" or lithographing familiar to you?

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • Is there any work done at Jaggars-Chile-Stovall with the use of microdot?

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy


British Dictionary definitions for microdot

microdot

noun
  1. a microcopy about the size of a pinhead, used esp in espionage
  2. a tiny tablet containing LSD
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