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microdots

microdots is a plural form of microdot

microdot

Definition:

photograph reduced to the size of a dot (usually for purposes of security)

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

microdots

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"micro-" + "dot"
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Microdot

text or an image substantially reduced in size onto a small disc to prevent detection by unintended recipients. Microdots are normally circular around one millimetre in diameter but can be made into different shapes and sizes and made from various ... (40 of 939 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Microdot

Microdot (disambiguation)

may refer to: Microdot, reduced size text or photographic images | Microdot (car), a concept hybrid city car designed by William Towns in 1976 | A street name for LSD or PMA in pill form | Microdot (connector), a series of connectors by Tyco... (41 of 94 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Microdot (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

microdot

a microcopy about the size of a pinhead, used especially in espionage | a tiny tablet containing LSD (17 of 218 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/microdot

Macmillan British Dictionary:

microdot [countable] | microdots [plural]

a photograph reduced to the size of a small spot so that it can be stored secretly | [informal] a very small amount of the drug lsd (26 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/microdot

Oxford Dictionary:

microdot

a microphotograph, especially of a document, that is only about 1 mm across. | a tablet of LSD (17 of 44 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/microdot

Random House Dictionary:

microdot | microdotted [past tense] | microdotting [present participle]

a photograph reduced to the size of a printed period, used especially to transmit messages, photographs, drawings, etc. | to make a microdot of. (23 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/microdot

Merriam-Webster:

microdot

a photographic reproduction of printed matter reduced to the size of a dot for ease or security of transmittal (19 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/microdot

Wiktionary:

microdot | microdots [plural]

A photographic image that has been reduced in size to that of a dot (typically around 1mm in size and circular) in order to escape detection. (26 of 27 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/microdot

American Heritage Dictionary:

microdot

A copy or photograph that has been reduced to an extremely small size for ease of transport and purposes of security. (21 of 24 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/microdot

New World Dictionary:

microdot

a microcopy of pinhead size, used in espionage, etc. (9 of 14 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/microdot

Cambridge Dictionary:

photo [entry 1, informal] | photos [plural]

a photograph (2 of 20 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/photo 1

Encarta Dictionary:

microdot | microdots [plural]

a tiny photographic reproduction of something, about the size of a dot or a pinhead | a dose of LSD in a tiny tablet (informal) (24 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861678811​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

New World Dictionary:

microdot

Origin: "micro-" + "dot"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/microdot

micro-

Origin: Greek mikro- from mikros, small from Indo-European *smeik-: see "mica"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/micro-prefix

dot | dotted [past tense] | dotting [present participle]

Origin: Old English dott, head of boil: probably reinforced (16th century) ... | French from Latin dos (generally dotis) from dare, to give: see "date" (23 of 42 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dot

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

microdot

Audio: British English pronunciation of "microdot"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/microdot

Macmillan British Dictionary:

microdot [countable] | microdots [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "microdot"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/microdot

Macmillan American Dictionary:

microdot [countable] | microdots [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "microdot"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/microdot

the Free Dictionary:

microdot

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "microdot"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "microdot" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/microdot

Google Dictionary:

microdot | microdots [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "microdot"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=microdot

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

microdot

Audio: North American pronunciation of "microdot"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=microd​05 word=microdot

YourDictionary Audio:

microdot

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "microdot" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/microdot

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