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The circled dot, circumpunct, or circle with a point at its centre is an ancient symbol. It can represent:

Solar system
Religion and philosophy
Language and linguistics
The nazar boncu?u symbol on a fixed-wing aircraft
Other uses
  • A nazar is a circled-dot-shaped amulet believed to protect against the evil eye
  • Center of pressure
  • Mensuration sign for 9/8 meter ? (Unicode Musical Symbols)
  • Used, or cancelled, stamp (philately)
  • The trademark of the Target Corporation
  • As a symbol of the phallus or nature's generative principle and of an Entered Apprentice Freemason[1]
  • City centre (European road-signs)
  • End of trail / End of the game. Gone home. (scouting)
  • The Symbol of "Waterhole" in the Australian Aboroginies Symbol resembles the Circumpunct
  • In Germany it is symbol for a "Gestempelte Briefmarke" (canceled stamp), while a star means "postfrisch" (mint Stamp)
  • In geometry, it is often the symbol for a circle
  • In physics, it can be used to denote a vector facing out of the page
  • In mathematics, especially in literature related to machine learning, it is used to denote element-wise multiplication

See also


  1. ^ Duncan, Malcom (1866). Duncan's Masonic Ritual and Monitor or Guide to the Three Symbolic Degrees of the Ancient York Rite, and the Degrees of Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master, and the Royal Arch. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald.

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