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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɒtˌspɒt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɑtˌspɑt/
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- A location which has a higher temperature or amount of radiation than surrounding areas.
- (firefighting, forestry) A part of a forest fire which is burning actively.
- (geology, planetology) The surface manifestation of a plume of molten material that rises from deep in a celestial body's mantle.
- 2020 June 18, Matt Kaplan, “Yellowstone’s supervolcano is a hot spot, but it may be calming down”, in The New York Times, New York, N.Y.: The New York Times Company, ISSN 0362-4331, OCLC 971436363, archived from the original on 21 April 2021:
- While researchers can see the path that Yellowstone burned as the hot spot migrated from Oregon across Idaho and into Wyoming, discerning one eruption from another has been a chore as most volcanic deposits are scattered across vast landscapes in a chaotic jumble.
- (nuclear physics) An area of high radioactive contamination.
- (optics) Synonym of
- (figuratively) A place notable for a high level of activity or danger.
- 1881–1882, Robert Louis Stevenson, “The Treasure Hunt—Flint’s Pointer”, in Treasure Island, London; Paris: Cassell & Company, published 14 November 1883, OCLC 702939134, part VI (Captain Silver), page 265:
- Great guns! messmates, but if Flint was living, this would be a hot spot for you and me. Six they were, and six are we; and bones is what they are now.
- 2010, Thomas [Ellis] Joiner[, Jr.], “Suicidal Behavior”, in Myths about Suicide, Cambridge, Mass.; London: Harvard University Press, →ISBN, page 154:
- For instance, Toronto's Bloor Street Viaduct was, alas, a suicide hotspot – in fact, it was second only to the Golden Gate Bridge in terms of the number of bridge-related suicides.
- 2013 November 27, Emily Jane O’Dell, “Deep cover [print version: International Herald Tribune Magazine, 2013, page 47]”, in The New York Times, New York, N.Y.: The New York Times Company, ISSN 0362-4331, OCLC 971436363, archived from the original on 9 December 2013:
- I might never have learned my name or met my birth family if I hadn't ended up in the hospital in Rhode Island in 2007, after traveling to a trifecta of malaria hotspots: Mali, Egypt and Colombia.
- A dangerous place of violent political unrest.
- A lively and entertaining place, such as a nightclub.
- 1940 June 21, Charles W[illiam] Tobey, “Further Statement of Thad H. Brown, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C.”, in Nomination of Thad H. Brown: Hearings before the Committee on Interstate Commerce, United States Senate, Seventy-sixth Congress, Third Session on the Nomination of Thad H. Brown on Reappointment as Federal Communications Commissioner […], Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, OCLC 4200122, page 81:
- It has been reported that an entertainment took place not long ago in a certain "hot spot" in New York City, and it has been charged that members of the Federal Communications Commission were present; that they got into a drunken brawl; and in the brawl some woman was hurt, her arm twisted.
- A part of an application that consumes a significant amount of execution time.
- (graphical user interface) A part of a control (“an interactive interface element”) that responds dynamically as a user moves a pointer over it (for example, a part of an image map that contains a hyperlink which can be clicked on with a cursor).
- (Internet, networking) A location in which Wi-Fi Internet access is available.
- Antonym: notspot
- (ecology) Short for .
- (genetics) The region of a gene in which there is a higher than normal rate of mutation.
location which has a higher temperature or amount of radiation than surrounding areas
part of a forest fire which is burning actively
surface manifestation of a plume that rises from deep in a celestial body’s mantle
area of high radioactive contamination
synonym of heiligenschein — see heiligenschein
place notable for a high level of activity or danger
dangerous place of violent political unrest
lively and entertaining place
part of an application that consumes a significant amount of execution time
part of a control that responds dynamically as a user moves a pointer over it
location in which Wi-Fi Internet access is available
short for biodiversity hotspot — see biodiversity hotspot
region of a gene in which there is a higher than normal rate of mutation
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