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Dot1. A dot is a single pixel on a matrix display.

2. Single small dot on a dot matrix printer print out.

3. A dot is a name of the period separating related pieces of information on the Internet such as, which would be pronounced www-dot-computerhope-dot-com.

4. In a RPG or MMORPG, a DoT is short for Damage Over Time and is a spell or other damage that causes a player or creature in a game harm for a short period of a time. For example, a player hit by a poison spell could be poisoned for several seconds unless they are cured.

Also see: Game terms, Period