American English

Definition of hot spot noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    hot spot

     noun
    noun
     
    (informal)
     
    jump to other results
  1. 1a place where fighting is common, especially for political reasons U.N. peacekeeping forces have helped ease tensions in world hot spots since 1948.
  2. 2a place where there is a lot of activity or entertainment
  3. 3 a place that is very hot and dry, where a fire has been burning or is likely to start Fire crews worked to douse hot spots left by two fires that consumed acres of forest.
  4. 4(computing) an area on a computer screen that you can click on to start an operation such as loading a file
  5. 5 a place in a hotel, restaurant, airport, etc. that is fitted with a special device that enables you to connect a computer to the Internet without using wires
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hot spot