: a dot in radio or telegraphic code

Examples of dit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just memorize these 40 or so combinations of dits and dahs, learn the ebb and flow of pauses, and go have fun—right? Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 24 July 2023 Norman first learned Morse code as an FCC requirement back in the 70s, but within the last decade rediscovered a passion for transmitting dits and dahs. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 24 July 2023 Beyond the digital realm, Mammut has entered into a DEI partnership with The Lady Alliance that includes a company-wide au- dit, along with workshops and trainings to ensure a more inclusive environment for employees. Glenn Nelson, Outside Online, 2 Mar. 2021 Certainly, none of these compared to a young scout working on his dits and dahs of Morse code. Christopher Mele, The Seattle Times, 23 June 2017

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Word History



First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dit was in 1940

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Cite this Entry

“Dit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dit. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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