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Character ·
Unicode name MIDDLE DOT
Code point U+00B7
Unicode block Latin-1 Supplement
[U+00B6] [U+00B8] ¸
Character ̇
Unicode name COMBINING DOT ABOVE
Code point U+0307
Unicode block Combining Diacritical Marks
̆ [U+0306] [U+0308] ̈
For technical reasons, the GREEK ANO TELEIA (· - U+0387) also redirects here.
Character ·
Unicode name GREEK ANO TELEIA
Code point U+0387
Unicode block Greek and Coptic
Ά [U+0386] [U+0388] Έ
See also: [U+22C5 DOT OPERATOR], [U+2022 BULLET], and [U+30FB KATAKANA MIDDLE DOT]

Translingual[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

·

  1. The dot.

Symbol[edit]

·

  1. (mathematics) The product operator.
    7 · 8 = 56
  2. (mathematics, UK, rare) A decimal point.
    3·14, £1,234·99
  3. (mathematics, vectors) The dot product operator.
    (1,2,5) · (3,4,−1) = 6
  4. (Gregg shorthand) the letter a
  5. (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.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (decimal point): ., ,
  • (dot product):

Usage notes[edit]

  • (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.

See also[edit]

Punctuation


Asturian[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

·

  1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called puntu inferior (dot below) in Asturian, and found on / and /.

Catalan[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

·

  1. 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 .

Greek[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

· (U+0387)

  1. (grammar) The raised point (άνω τελεία) or Greek ; (semicolon).

Usage notes[edit]

  • · 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)

See also[edit]


Irish[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

̇

  1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called ponc séimhithe (lenition dot) in Irish, and found on /, Ċ/ċ, /, /, Ġ/ġ, /, /, /. (generally used only in Gaelic script; very rare in Roman script)

Latin[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

·

  1. Used to indicate a word boundary.

Mandarin[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

·

  1. A space or word break, indicating where one word ends and where the next begins.

Usage notes[edit]

Not used in general. Used in some foreign proper names to separate first and last name, e.g. trad. 巴拉克・奧巴馬, simpl. 巴拉克・奥巴马 (pinyin: Bālākè Àobāmǎ) or sometimes to separate titles of books from chapters or similar, e.g. 《青少年文库·傲慢与偏见》. Is used similarly to the Japanese symbol .