Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
|Unicode name||MIDDLE DOT|
|Unicode block||Latin-1 Supplement|
|Unicode name||COMBINING DOT ABOVE|
|Unicode block||Combining Diacritical Marks|
|For technical reasons, the GREEK ANO TELEIA (· - U+0387) also redirects here.|
|Unicode name||GREEK ANO TELEIA|
|Unicode block||Greek and Coptic|
See also: ⋅ [U+22C5 DOT OPERATOR], • [U+2022 BULLET], ‧ [U+2027 HYPHENATION POINT], ・ [U+30FB KATAKANA MIDDLE DOT], and ･ [U+FF65 HALFWIDTH KATAKANA MIDDLE DOT]
- 1 Translingual
- 2 Asturian
- 3 Catalan
- 4 Greek
- 5 Irish
- 6 Latin
- 7 Mandarin
- The dot.
- (mathematics) The product operator.
- 7 · 8 = 56
- (mathematics, Britain, rare) A decimal point.
- 3·14, £1,234·99
- (mathematics, vectors) The dot product operator.
- (1,2,5) · (3,4,−1) = 6
- (Gregg shorthand) the letter a
- (mathematics) Indicates what elements can vary.
- If we have f(x,y) we can analyze the properties of f(·,y) which is a function of x found by fixing a particular y.
- (mathematics, UK, rare): It's more common to see the middle dot used when hand written; this is because it's more common to use a full stop via most computers or typewriters since these don't contain a middle dot. This makes it not as rare as it seems.
- There are some computer fonts that makes a full stop appear more of a middle dot.
- (Gregg shorthand, letter a): · (“dot”) is the shorthand form of a in Centennial, Series 90, DJS, Simplified, Anniversary, and Pre-Anniversary shorthand.
- A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called puntu inferior (“dot below”) in Asturian, and found on Ḥ/ḥ and Ḷ/ḷ.
- A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called punt volat (“flown dot”) in Catalan, and found in the combination l·l to distinguish it from the digraph ll .
- · is correctly represented by the Unicode character U+0387, which is positioned similarly to the top point of a colon (:) or semicolon (;)
- For technical reasons, U+0387 reproduces in Wiktionary as the Latin middle dot (U+00B7).
- U+0387 = · (higher)
- U+00B7 = · (lower)
- A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called ponc séimhithe (“lenition dot”) in Irish, and found on Ḃ/ḃ, Ċ/ċ, Ḋ/ḋ, Ḟ/ḟ, Ġ/ġ, Ṁ/ṁ, Ṗ/ṗ, Ṡ/ṡ. (generally used only in Gaelic script; very rare in Roman script)
- Used to indicate a word boundary.
- A space or word break, indicating where one word ends and where the next begins.