Updated: 11/18/2022 by Computer Hope

Dot may refer to any of the following:

Single blue square or dot.

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

2. Single small dot on a dot matrix printer printout.

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 an RPG (role-playing game) or MMORPG (massively-multiplayer online role-playing game), DoT (Damage Over Time) is a spell or effect that damages a player or NPC (non-player character) periodically over a set interval. For example, a poisoned player may suffer 30 damage every second for ten seconds. In this case, the poison would be considered a DoT (damage over time) effect.

5. DOT is the name of the native token from Polkadot.

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