Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


A copy or photograph that has been reduced to an extremely small size for ease of transport and purposes of security.


1. (Photography) a microcopy about the size of a pinhead, used esp in espionage
2. (Recreational Drugs) a tiny tablet containing LSD


(ˈmaɪ krəˌdɒt)

a photograph reduced to the size of a printed period, used esp. to transmit messages, photographs, drawings, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.microdot - photograph reduced to the size of a dot (usually for purposes of security)
photo, photograph, pic, exposure, picture - a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material


[ˈmaɪkrəʊˌdɒt] Nmicropunto m
References in periodicals archive ?
The xQR41 Series MicroDot needle valve, introduced in June, features a 60% smaller form factor, an exchangeable modular design for greater customization and process control, and a Quick Release (QR) clasp that allows easy removal of the fluid body to replace wetted parts in seconds.
A miniature spray boom only a few centimeters wide can then apply a microdot of herbicide directly onto the weed, thus saving 99.
The plate is then positioned, and the LeaderVision system brings the plate up against the press cylinder with a pressure roller and applies the plate exactly to a corresponding microdot position on the press.
With digital pen-and-paper technology, each individual piece of paper has unique identifiers in the microdot pattern that make it distinct.
Seeking to cater to fans of ink and paper, Livescribe has created the Sky smartpen, a writing tool with a tiny computer inside that records notes written on special microdot paper.
Graphic designer and art director Brian Cannon founded Microdot 21 years ago, and the company has done design work for artists including Oasis, The Verve, Suede, Inspiral Carpets and Super Furry Animals.
Microdot technology uses small tags (dots) less than 1 mm in diameter etched with a unique identification number, which are suspended in an adhesive medium for spray or paint on attachment to the objects to be identified (Wright et al.
A small amount of DNA can then be concealed in a letter, in the same way as a microdot.
The new AMP ($109), a high-end sight with a budget price tag, comes with three or four metal microdot pins that reside in a microgroove to protect the fibers from damage.
Satin Aluminum (94) or Black Microdot (90D) inserts are available, as are custom laminates.
He profiles Goldberg's life and career and lays out the case that it was Goldberg who created the first desktop engine, designed the Contax 34mm camera, and developed microdot technology, among other achievements.
After sliding off the road several times, getting stuck in a ditch, and scraping the ice off my windshield a hundred times so I could see 10 feet in front of me--the defroster was on the blink--I finally made it to her place in Capitol Hill, whereupon she greeted me with a hit of microdot acid.