dot - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a very small spot of ink or colour

    The female fish is yellow, with tiny orange dots on the tail.

  2. 2
    something that looks very small because it is far away

    We watched until the plane was just a dot in the sky.

  3. 3
    a short flash of light or sound used in Morse code (=a system for sending messages, used especially in the past). A long flash or sound is called a dash.
  4. 4
    computing the way that you say the symbol . in an Internet or email address

    The URL is www dot, google dot, com.

  5.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    join the dots to make connections between seemingly unrelated people or events so you can understand what is happening

    Lack of capacity to process information about suspects may explain, in part, the failure to join the dots over the gathering terror plot.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/11/2015