Definition of microdot in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmīkrəˌdät/ /ˈmaɪkrəˌdɑt/

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  • 1A microphotograph, especially of a printed or written document, that is only about 0.04 inch (1 mm) across.

    ‘One exhibit will focus on microdots which are photographed documents reduced to a size less than 1 millimetre.’
    • ‘The Germans developed a miniature photograph, called a microdot, which reduced a foolscap page to the size of a full stop; this might easily pass a censor unnoticed.’
    • ‘Consisting of a greatly reduced photograph of a typed page, a microdot could be pasted on top of a printed period at the end of a sentence in an otherwise innocuous missive sent between a spy and headquarters personnel.’
    • ‘As microdots are seen as a valuable tool for vehicle identification by the SAPS a Protocol for access by SAPS for data base information which facilitates identification of a vehicle by SAPS through the manufacturer's data base.’
    • ‘Ray Taylor of MightyDot, which markets the microdots in the UK, said: ‘This system is simple, it does not require a database, registration or on-going registration fees.’’
    • ‘More than 10,000 microdots, each engraved with the vehicle identification number, would be sprayed on all major parts of a vehicle using the Datadot system.’
    • ‘It contains microdots bearing a code unique to the household where it is used, while the liquid in each tube also has its own DNA-style identity in case the microdots are brushed away during cleaning.’
    • ‘There's new technology to identify parts, called VIN microdots.’
    • ‘Be careful with these, they're expensive because they have a microdot at the bottom.’
    1. 1.1usually as modifier Denoting a pattern of very small dots.
  • 2A tiny tablet or capsule (of LSD)

    ‘more than 1000 microdots of LSD’
    • ‘But the movie itself is sort of like Wizard of Oz and Donnie Darko and a couple of purple microdots of mescaline all mixed together in a bowl of Lucky Charms.’