mi·​cro·​dot | \ ˈmī-krə-ˌdät How to pronounce microdot (audio) , -krō- \

Definition of microdot

: a photographic reproduction of printed matter reduced to the size of a dot for ease or security of transmittal

Examples of microdot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the end of February, Monzo had 71.2 million pounds ($90.2 million) of customer deposits, a microdot next to Lloyds’s 400 billion pound balance sheet. Washington Post, "Can a $2.5 Billion Banking Upstart Really Dislodge JPMorgan?," 26 June 2019 Reality Winner, the intelligence contractor who leaked to The Intercept and was quickly caught in June 2017 thanks to microdot printing, was sentenced to 63 months in prison on Thursday. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "NSA leaker who mailed doc outlining Russian hacking gets 5 years in prison," 23 Aug. 2018 Computer security experts say there's also a visible trail on everything printed nowadays, that color printers leave microdots. CBS News, "Accused NSA leaker "scared that they would make her disappear," mom says," 7 June 2017

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First Known Use of microdot

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Microdot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microdot. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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