Circled dot

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Sun symbol

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 boncuğu 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
  • Used, or cancelled, stamp (philately)
  • The trademark of the Target Corporation
  • As a symbol of an Entered Apprentice Freemason[1]
  • City centre (European road-signs)
  • End of trail. Gone home. (scouting)
  • The Symbol of "Waterhole" in the Australian Aboroginies Symbol resembles the Circumpunkt
  • 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

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References[edit]

  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.