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  1. Banned
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    #1

    period vs. dot

    Hello friends,

    Is there any difference between "dot" and "period"?
    Aren't they same mark (.)?

    I mean:

    "period" = .
    "dot" = .

    Are they same?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: period vs. dot

    The same symbol is used for both.

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    #3

    Re: period vs. dot

    The use of "dot" for that symbol came from its use in internet addresses. It is easier to say than "period."

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    #4

    Re: period vs. dot

    It's always been used in, for example, three dots - ..., and the dot on lower case i.

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    #5

    Re: period vs. dot

    In BE it's called a full stop.

    In maths it's a decimal point.

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    #6

    Re: period vs. dot

    In musical notation, it's called a dot.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: period vs. dot

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It's always been used in, for example, three dots - ..., and the dot on lower case i.
    The dots over lower case i and j are also called tittles (though not commonly).

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    #8

    Re: period vs. dot

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The dots over lower case i and j are also called tittles (though not commonly).
    A term which, when it is used, may well be met with rather puerile tittering (probably from me).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: period vs. dot

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    A term which, when it is used, may well be met with rather puerile tittering (probably from me).

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    #10

    Re: period vs. dot

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    A term which, when it is used, may well be met with rather puerile tittering (probably from me).
    I expect that comment will have its knockers.

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