|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|
- 1 Translingual
- 2 Asturian
- 3 Catalan
- 4 Greek
- 5 Irish
- 6 Latin
- 7 Mandarin
- The dot.
- (mathematics) The product operator.
- 7 · 8 = 56
- (mathematics, UK, 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.
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 ・.