1 Introduction 1.4 Definitions 1.4.1 Notational Conventions 18.104.22.168 Objects with Multiple Notations
22.214.171.124.3 Use of the Dot CharacterThe dot appearing by itself in an expression such as
(A B C
is notationally equivalent to:
(A B C D E F)
Although dot is a valid constituent character in a symbol, no standardized symbols contain the character dot, so a period that follows a reference to a symbol at the end of a sentence in this document should always be interpreted as a period and never as part of the symbol's name. For example, within this document, a sentence such as "This sample sentence refers to the symbol car." refers to a symbol whose name is "CAR" (with three letters), and never to a four-letter symbol "CAR."