hot spot
noun Date: 1929 1. a place of more than usual interest, activity, or popularity <
birding hot spots
>
2. a place in the upper mantle of the earth at which hot magma from the lower mantle upwells to melt through the crust usually in the interior of a tectonic plate to form a volcanic feature; also a place in the crust overlying a hot spot 3. an area of political, military, or civil unrest usually considered dangerous <
global hot spots
>

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  • Hot spot — (englisch heiße Stelle) steht für: eine lokal begrenzte Pyodermie (Hautentzündung) Hotspot der Biodiversität, Region mit hoher, stark bedrohter Artenvielfalt Hotspot (Datenbanken) Hot Spot (Fotovoltaik), ein Bereich eines Solarzellenmoduls… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hot Spot — oder Hotspot (englisch wörtlich „heiße Stelle“, sinngemäß Brennpunkt) steht für: eine lokal begrenzte Hautentzündung, siehe Pyotraumatische Dermatitis Biodiversitäts Hotspot, eine Region mit hoher, stark bedrohter Artenvielfalt Hotspot… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hot Spot — Hot Spot[1] (The Hot Spot) est un film américain de Dennis Hopper sorti en 1990. Basé sur le roman Hell Hath No Fury de Charles Williams, c est un film policier marqué d une lourde charge érotique (son accroche anglo saxonne était A scorchingly… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hot-spot — /hot spot /, v.t., hot spotted, hot spotting. to stop (a forest fire) at a hot spot. [1950 55; v. use of HOT SPOT] * * * …   Universalium

  • hot spot — hot spots also hotspot 1) N COUNT You can refer to an exciting place where there is a lot of activity or entertainment as a hot spot. [INFORMAL] ...a fancy Manhattan hot spot. ...a popular and lively package tour hotspot. 2) N COUNT You can refer …   English dictionary

  • hot spot — hot|spot [ˈhɔtspɔt US ˈha:tspa:t] n 1.) a place where there is a lot of heat or ↑radiation ▪ Many microwaves heat unevenly, leading to hot spots in the milk. ▪ Hot spots of radioactivity were found near the power station. 2.) a place that is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hot spot — also hotspot, 1888 as a skin irritation; 1931 as nightclub; 1938 in the firefighting sense; 1941 as place of international conflict. See HOT (Cf. hot) (adj.) + SPOT (Cf. spot) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hot spot — hot′ spot or hot′spot n. 1) gov a country or region where dangerous or difficult political situations exist or may develop 2) inf any area or place of known danger, instability, etc 3) inf Informal. a nightclub 4) gen a chromosome site or a… …   From formal English to slang

  • hot spot — hot spot. См. горячая точка. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • hot spot — n 1) a patch of painful moist inflamed skin on a domestic animal and esp. a dog that starts as a response to a skin irritant (as an allergen or an insect or tick bite), that is rapidly worsened by scratching, chewing, or licking the affected area …   Medical dictionary

  • hot spot — UK US (also hotspot) noun [C] INTERNET ► a public place where people can use computers, mobile phones, etc. with wi fi (= a system for connecting electronic equipment to the internet without using wires): »There are wi fi hotspots in all our… …   Financial and business terms

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