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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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NEW YORK, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Web series network blip .
Another definition describes a blip as a detectable HIV-1 RNA level (above 40 or 50 copies/mL but no more than 1000 copies/mL) occurring between 2 negative assays no more than 2 months apart.
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.
A draw at Crystal Palace, a defeat to Portsmouth etc ( all put down to a blip.
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.
The MBA offers a course in Advanced Bowhunter Education and gives a list of students who complete the course to MDIF&W, which in turn provides the names of BLIP hunters to municipalities or landowners that report nuisance deer problems.
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.
It's to soon to characterize this blip of positive absorption as a light at the end of the tunnel," Cohen said.
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.