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blip

(blɪp)
1. n. an intermittently appearing light on a radar screen. A blip caught the controller’s eye for an instant.
2. n. anything quick and insignificant; a onetime thing of little importance. It was nothing, just a blip. The press blew it out of proportion.
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Lastly, practicing the task, such as repeating it in your mind, can also prevent these blips from occurring.
As a result of the growing number of viral blip studies and data surrounding these transient events, the 2009 DHHS guidelines and similarly, the 2008 IAS-USA guidelines, define an incomplete virologic response as "two consecutive plasma HIV RNA > 400 copies/mL after 24 weeks or above the limit of assay detection by 48 weeks on an antiretroviral regimen.
Blip does not include any act, error or omission arising out of, relating to, contributing to or constituting any of the following: patent infringement or inducement to infringe a patent; misuse of a patent; or theft, misappropriation, disclosure or misuse of trade secrets.
The typical speech given by rival managers last season was that we would have a blip.
In a weak-dollar environment, the use of stock to acquire a foreign business is an attractive alternative to cash, particularly when the exchange ratio of the stock to be delivered reflects a discount for the current blip in relative exchange rates.
Even during times when everying is not going so well we can sweeten our sorrow with all that is precious during our blip here on earth.
About four years ago MBA Legislative Representative Mike Rovella got the idea for BLIP from a similar program in Pennsylvania.
We have lost more children to school-related deaths this year than during the last six, seven years, yet it is hardly a blip on anyone's radar screen became them has not been a mass death casualty event such as Columbine or Peducah, Ky.
8% annualized first quarter growth rate but it's unclear whether that marks the beginning of a sustained economic recovery or a blip on the screen.
All the parent sees is one little blip, one little bad grade," says Brian Fox, a high school teacher in Suffern, N.
Demand had a blip of strength in packaging sectors in June but was weaker again at press time, resin producers say.
The investigators defined a blip as a viral load greater than 50 copies/mL with a subsequent viral load less than 50 copies/mL in patients who had previously experienced an undetectable viral load after 24 weeks of anti-HIV therapy.
Sharply rising temperatures at the end of the 1990s indicate that the fever pace may be even higher, although other scientists doubt that the blip is a trend.
Their special blip was no figment of their imagination.