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Definition of "hot-spot" []

  • An area of potential violence or political unrest (noun)
  • A lively nightclub or other place of entertainment (noun)
  • An area of great activity of a specific type (noun)
  • Any local area of high temperature in a part of an engine, etc (noun)
  • Part of the inlet manifold of a paraffin engine that is heated by exhaust gases to vaporize the fuel (noun)
  • A place where wireless internet, esp broadband, services are provided to users of portable computers through a wireless local area network, such as in an airport, railway station, or library (noun)
  • A small area on the surface of or within a body with an exceptionally high concentration of radioactivity or of some chemical or mineral considered harmful (noun)
  • A similar area that generates an abnormal amount of heat, as revealed by thermography (noun)
  • A part of a chromosome that has a tendency for mutation or recombination (noun)

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Use "hot-spot" in a sentence
  • "One of the most important innovations is what has been called hot-spot policing."
  • "When rising dance music acts Kwanza Jones, Liz Primo and Katrina hit LGBT night clubs along the West Coast, I was there for their San Francisco stop Sept. 22 at The Crib, San Francisco's 18+ Thurs. night hot-spot."
  • "John Hickenlooper who had spoken to the crowd to open the breakfast meeting, Angelou said Hickenlooper's vision of Colorado as a "pro-business" state is as competitive as any of the arguments of hot-spot recruiting states."
  • "Whenever this happens FON credit the owner of the hot-spot with 50 per cent of the revenue (via PayPal)."