Hot Spot Definition

hŏtspŏt
noun
An area of actual or potential trouble or violence.
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A lively, popular place for entertainment or socializing.
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Any place regarded as a center for a specified activity or interest.
A bird-watching hot spot.
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An area of especially intense heat or radiation.
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A building, business, or locality where wireless access to the Internet is provided or is available.
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A volcanic area that forms as a tectonic plate moves over a point heated from deep within the Earth's mantle. The source of the heat is thought to be the decay of radioactive elements. The Hawaiian Islands formed as a series of hot spots.
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Singular:
hot spot
Plural:
hot-spots

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