Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Dot may refer to any of the following:


1. 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, a spell or effect that damages a player or NPC periodically, for a set period of time. For example, a poisoned player may suffer 30 damage every second for ten seconds. In this case, the poison effect would be considered "a DoT."

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