The dot mark has got three names (a dot, a full stop, a point) and several usages according to each subtype.
Here we are focusing on the usage of the dot only.
The mark ‘.‘ has different names, according to where it is used.
- Full stop
- in computing
- in abbreviations and acronyms
We use a dot:
- in computing: between the elements in folder names, codes and website addresses, normally before ‘com’ or ‘org’;
- In abbreviations after the last letter;
- in acronyms after every letter (Only if necessary. Most acronyms do not have dots).
External link to Dot exercises (1178).