hot spot

Definitions

General English

  • noun a place which is exciting
  • noun a place where fighting is taking place

Cars & Driving

Electronics

  • A point, or a comparatively small region, within a surface, component, circuit, device, or system, where there is a higher temperature than that of its surrounding area. For example, such a spot on an electrode.
  • A point, or a comparatively small region within a surface, component, circuit, device, or system, where there is a greater amount or intensity of given quantity than that of its surrounding area. For example, an especially bright spot on the screen of a CRT.
  • A point, such as a network node, at which a comparatively greater amount of activity occurs.
  • On a screen pointer, the specific location which at which an action will be effected. For instance, the tip of a screen pointer in the shape of an arrow. Also called insertion point (1).
  • An area of an image, a section of text, or the like, which when clicked activates a function. For example, such a spot may be a hyperlink.

Media Studies

  • noun a building or area where wireless Internet users can access a high-speed Internet connection
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