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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.
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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
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