Definition of blip noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//blɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//blɪp//
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  1. 1a change in a process or situation, usually when it gets worse for a short time before it gets better; a temporary problem a temporary blip
  2. 2a short high sound made by an electronic device
  3. 3a small flashing point of light on a radar screen, representing an object
  4. Word Originlate 19th cent. (denoting a sudden rap or tap): imitative; the noun sense ‘unexpected deviation’ dates from the 1970s.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: blip