from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A copy or photograph that has been reduced to an extremely small size for ease of transport and purposes of security.
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- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. photograph reduced to the size of a dot (usually for purposes of security)
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Livescribe's smartpens write on a special kind of microdot paper that enables an infrared camera at the tip of the pen to track everything the user writes.
And it was particularly odd when that role was assumed by the leaders of Singapore, a microdot of a city-state with a population of just five million.
It turned out that there had been a big gathering of the Angels at the tree houses and someone had “lost” forty hits of purple microdot LSD.
On the other hand, Merkin writes of a solitary journey of "microdot-ing" her past and present feelings to a succession of therapists over four decades in an attempt to come to a cohesive sense of self.
Now, "you've got this microdot of blood on your finger, put it on a strip and the strip sucks it in," giving a reading in seconds.
Philip Smith could take a set of blueprints all the way down to a microdot if he felt so inclined.
“You have found yourself a genuine, one hundred percent, twenty-four karat, first-water microdot,” Patsy said after examining the first slide.
A microdot tablet or square of the perforated LSD paper is placed in the user's mouth, chewed or swallowed.
He hoped a new polymer microdot car identification system, which insurers were showing interest in, would reduce car theft and the market for stolen parts.
The case contained a nanospring microdot computer drive.