See also: ⋅ [U+22C5 DOT OPERATOR], • [U+2022 BULLET], ‧ [U+2027 HYPHENATION POINT], ・ [U+30FB KATAKANA MIDDLE DOT], and ･ [U+FF65 HALFWIDTH KATAKANA MIDDLE DOT]
- (mathematics) The product operator.
- (in a few countries, such as the UK) 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.
- See ・ for the middle dot used in Japanese katakana.
- (decimal point): Many Britons employ the American decimal point ⟨.⟩ owing to a general lack of support for the middot character on computers. It remains common in writing done by hand.
- (Gregg shorthand, letter a): · (“dot”) is the shorthand form of a in Centennial, Series 90, DJS, Simplified, Anniversary, and Pre-Anniversary shorthand.
- dashes ( ‒ ) ( – ) ( — ) ( ― )
- ellipsis ( … )
- exclamation mark ( ! )
- fraction slash ( ⁄ )
- guillemets ( « » ) ( ‹ › )
- hyphen ( - ) ( ‐ )
- interpunct ( · )
- interrobang (rare) ( ‽ )
- parentheses ( ( ) )
- period (US) or full stop (UK) ( . )
- question mark ( ? )
- quotation marks (formal) ( ‘ ’ ‚ ) ( “ ” „ )
- quotation marks (informal, Computing) ( " ) ( ' )
- 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'.
- Separates first and last names in foreign proper names.
- Separates the title of a literary work or collection from the title of a section.
- Separates the name of a fixed melody or format from the title of a poem or song.
- Separates items in a list in titles.
- Separates the month from the day in events, commemorations, etc. named after dates, only used after January (一 (yī)), November (一一 (yīyī)) and December (一二 (yī'èr)) when hanzi are used.
- Rarely used in general. Is used similarly to the Japanese symbol ・.
- · can be uniquely represented by the Unicode character U+0387 (GREEK ANO TELEIA).
- In many places, including on Wiktionary, U+0387 is automatically converted to the MIDDLE DOT (U+00B7). This is because U+0387 is converted to U+00B7 by all Unicode normalizations.
- In some fonts, U+0387 (·) is positioned higher than U+00B7 (·), similarly to the top point of a colon (:) or semicolon (;).
- 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 and Ṫ/ṫ. (generally used only in Gaelic script; very rare in Latin script)