- noun bad economic figures (a higher inflation rate, lower exports, etc.), which only have a short-term effect
- noun a short period when movement forwards or upwards is stopped
- The display of a received pulse on a CRT, especially a radar screen. It may appear, for instance, as a spot of light.
- A short pulse that serves as a signal, such as that used in the Morse code.
- A small mark or spot on a recordable medium which is used for tracking purposes.