- The definition of a blip is a quick or small image or sound, particularly seen on a radar screen.
An example of a blip is a quick little beep.
- Blip means to make a short sound or tiny image.
An example of blip is to make a tiny and quick beeping sound.
- a luminous image on an oscilloscope, as one on a radar screen showing the location of an aircraft, ship, etc.
- a quick, sharp sound
- a slight change or variation
- a brief, temporary interruption
Origin: echoic of a brief sound
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- A spot of light on a radar or sonar screen indicating the position of a detected object, such as an aircraft or a submarine. Also called pip3.
- A high-pitched electronic sound; a bleep.
- A transient sharp upward or downward movement, as on a graph.
- A temporary or insignificant phenomenon, especially a brief departure from the normal: “The decline in the share of GNP going to health . . . appears to be a one-time blip in the historic trend rather than the start of a new trend” (Atlantic).
blip - Computer Definition
(1) An individual Google Wave message. See Google Wave.
(2) A mark, line or spot on a medium, such as microfilm, that is optically sensed and used for timing or counting purposes.
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