Definition of hot spot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    hot spot

    BrE BrE//ˈhɒt spɒt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːt spɑːt//
    (informal) The tourist industry, Using the Internet
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  1. 1a place where fighting is common, especially for political reasons UN peacekeeping forces have helped ease tensions in world hot spots since 1948.
  2. 2a place where there is a lot of activity or entertainment See related entries: The tourist industry
  3. 3(North American English) 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 See related entries: Using the Internet
  5. 5a 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 American Dictionary entry: hot spot