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[dot, dawt] /dɒt, dɔt/
noun, Civil Law.
1.
dowry (def 1).
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < French < Latin dōtem, accusative of dōs dowry, akin to dāre to give
Related forms
dotal
[doht-l] /ˈdoʊt l/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dotal

dot1

/dɒt/
noun
1.
a small round mark made with or as with a pen, etc; spot; speck; point
2.
anything resembling a dot; a small amount: a dot of paint
3.
the mark (˙) that appears above the main stem of the letters i, j
4.
(music)
  1. the symbol (·) placed after a note or rest to increase its time value by half
  2. this symbol written above or below a note indicating that it must be played or sung staccato
5.
(maths, logic)
  1. the symbol (.) indicating multiplication or logical conjunction
  2. a decimal point
6.
the symbol (·) used, in combination with the symbol for dash (–), in the written representation of Morse and other telegraphic codes Compare dit
7.
(informal) the year dot, as long ago as can be remembered
8.
on the dot, at exactly the arranged time
verb dots, dotting, dotted
9.
(transitive) to mark or form with a dot: to dot a letter, a dotted crotchet
10.
(transitive) to scatter or intersperse (with dots or something resembling dots): bushes dotting the plain
11.
(intransitive) to make a dot or dots
12.
dot one's i's and cross one's t's, to pay meticulous attention to detail
Derived Forms
dotter, noun
Word Origin
Old English dott head of a boil; related to Old High German tutta nipple, Norwegian dott, Dutch dott lump

dot2

/dɒt/
noun
1.
(civil law) a woman's dowry
Derived Forms
dotal (ˈdəʊtəl) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Latin dōs; related to dōtāre to endow, dāre to give
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Word Origin and History for dotal

dot

n.

Old English dott "speck, head of a boil," perhaps related to Norwegian dot "lump, small knot," Dutch dot "knot, small bunch, wisp," Old High German tutta "nipple;" ultimate origin unclear.

Known from a single source c.1000; the word reappeared with modern meaning "mark" c.1530; not common until 18c. Morse telegraph sense is from 1838. On the dot "punctual" is 1909, in reference to a clock dial face. Dot-matrix first attested 1975.

v.

1740, from dot (n.). Related: Dotted; dotting.

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dotal in Medicine

dot 1 (dŏt)
n.
A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.

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dotal in Science
dot
  (dŏt)   
  1. A symbol (·) indicating multiplication, as in 2 · 4 = 8. It is used to indicate the dot product of vectors, for example A · B.

  2. A period, as used as in URLs and e-mail addresses, to separate strings of words, as in www.hmco.com.


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Related Abbreviations for dotal

DOT

  1. death on [the operating] table
  2. Department of Transportation
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Idioms and Phrases with dotal

dot

In addition to the idiom beginning with
dot
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