Name for icon with three vertical dots

Hi,
I'm documenting a web application and came across this icon:
ThreeVerticalDots
When I click it, it displays a drop-down menu of options.

Is there a standard name for this icon?

Thanks,
Steve
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It is a "settings" icon in most contexts- any I have seen. That should work
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I would call it the Menu icon.  Used to be 3-bars and nicknamed the hamburger.  Settings is usually a gear image in most software.
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
@Dave - I suppose "Menu Icon" could work. However, I also refer to the app's Main Menu within the same section of the document. (i'm describing the top of the screen which contains both the Main Menu and this icon.). Do you have an alternative name?

Thanks.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Menu or Settings both work and in some contexts may mean the same thing
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
@John - Maybe "Options"?
Thanks.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You could do that. Also you can pick your word and the show a picture so that readers are very clear
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
@John, well, I'm including a screenshot of the top of the screen, with a textbox/arrow (a crude callout) pointing to each element...
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Now, as I think if it is "options" really applicable here? To me, "options" can also mean a setting (e.g. optionally display more info, select your language, etc.). Or, am I splitting too many hairs? :)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The words are synonyms so (a) there is no dictionary definition for this arrangement and (b) you need to use what fits best in your context
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I decided on "additional functions". (e.g. log out, change password, contact us.)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You would need to define your terms as I have not heard that definitions of the 3 dots.
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Here you go:
Three Dots Annotated
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That works.
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks! I'll close this out later tonight or Monday. Have a good weekend.
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N8iveITCommented:
One more comment; in grammer "..." is called an ellipsis which basically indicates "the omission from a sentence or other construction of one or more words that would complete or clarify the construction" ... which is what this vertical ellipsis indicates; "click here, there's more!"

I like what is said at https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/95566/what-is-the-difference-between-the-horizontal-three-dots-menu-and-the-vertical-o?utm_medium=organic&utm_source=google_rich_qa&utm_campaign=google_rich_qa ...
Both are traditionally known for displaying More Options.

You can think of them as Ellipsis that refer to un-finished menu and hence clicking on it shows you the entire menu, finishing it.

On Android, it is referred to as Overflow Menu

On Apple and iOS devices it is referred to as More Options Menu

Technically these are used to display Secondary options as opposed to Primary ones which are directly displayed in the UI. Overflow Menu options can also contain Destructive actions.

I believe it was made Vertical in Material Design since it drops down rather than showing a horizontal menu with more options, improving User Expectation.

https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/3es1p3/what_is_the_three_dots_ellipsis_menu_actually/ also goes with "More Options"

Based on other's usage, I would lean toward "More Options".
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
@David - Apologies. I just saw your comment after I closed the question. Good thoughts there. I'll keep in mind.
Thanks.
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N8iveITCommented:
No problem. I saw this after it was closed and thought I would add to it.
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I ended up going with more options, David. So, thank you.
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