# ·

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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]

 · U+00B7, · MIDDLE DOT
 ← ¶[U+00B6] Latin-1 Supplement ¸ →[U+00B8]
 ⋅ U+22C5, ⋅(LaTeX: \cdot) DOT OPERATOR
 ← ⋄[U+22C4] Mathematical Operators ⋆ →[U+22C6]
 ◌̇ U+0307, ̇ COMBINING DOT ABOVE
 ← ◌̆[U+0306] Combining Diacritical Marks ◌̈ →[U+0308]
 · U+0387, · GREEK ANO TELEIA
 ← Ά[U+0386] Greek and Coptic Έ →[U+0388]

## Translingual

A dot.

### Symbol

·

1. (mathematics) The product operator.
7 · 8 = 56
Synonyms: ×, *
Antonyms: ÷, /
2. (in a few countries, such as the UK) A decimal point.
3·14, £1,234·99
3. () The dot product operator.
(1,2,5) · (3,4,−1) = 6
4. (Gregg shorthand) the letter a
5. (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.
6. See for the middle dot used in Japanese katakana.

#### Usage notes

• (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.

#### Synonyms

• (decimal point): ., ,
• (dot product):

## Asturian

### Diacritical mark

·

1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called puntu inferior (dot below) in Asturian, and found on / and /.

## Catalan

### Diacritical mark

·

1. 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'.

## Chinese

### Punctuation mark

·

1. Separates first and last names in foreign proper names.
/   ―  Bālākè · Àobāmǎ  ―  Barack Obama
2. Separates the title of a literary work or collection from the title of a section.
論語·子張 / 论语·子张  ―  “Lúnyǔ · Zǐzhāng”  ―  Analects, "Zizhang"
[MSC, simp.]
“Qīngshàonián Wénkù · Àomàn yǔ Piānjiàn” [Pinyin]
Teenage Book Collection: Pride and Prejudice
3. Separates the name of a fixed melody or format from the title of a poem or song.
[MSC, simp.]
“Shuǐdiào Gētóu · Míngyuè Jǐshí Yǒu” [Pinyin]
"Mid-Autumn Festival Night" to the tune of "Shuidiao Getou"
4. Separates items in a list in titles.
··  ―  “Tiān ·· Rén”  ―  Heaven, Earth, Man
5. Separates the month from the day in events, commemorations, etc. named after dates, only used after January ( ()), November (一一 (yīyī)) and December (一二 (yī'èr)) when hanzi are used.
/   ―  yī-èrbā shìbiàn  ―  January 28 Incident
/   ―  9-11 xíjī shìjiàn  ―  9/11 attacks
九一八事變 / 九一八事变  ―  jiǔ-yībā shìbiàn  ―  Mukden Incident (lit. September 18 Incident)

### Usage notes

• Rarely used in general. Is used similarly to the Japanese symbol .

## Greek

### Punctuation mark

·

1. (grammar) The raised point (άνω τελεία (áno teleía)) or Greek ; (semicolon).

#### Usage notes

• · 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 (;).

## Irish

### Diacritical mark

̇

1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called ponc séimhithe (lenition dot) in Irish, and found on /, Ċ/ċ, /, /, Ġ/ġ, /, /, / and /. (generally used only in Gaelic script; very rare in Latin script)

## Latin

### Punctuation mark

·

1. Used to indicate a word boundary.