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hot spot

1. A popular location for entertainment or social activity. The trendy new restaurant became the city's latest hot spot.
2. A place where a particular thing occurs frequently. City Hall has become a hot spot for protests lately—it seems like there's one every week.
3. A place known to be dangerous due to violence or crime. The government issued an alert to Americans traveling abroad, warning them about hot spots for terrorism.
See also: hot, spot

a ˈhot spot

(informal)
1 a place where fighting is common, especially for political reasons: As a journalist, I get sent to one hot spot after another.
2 a place where there is a lot of activity or entertainment: We went clubbing in some of Ibiza’s most famous hot spots.
See also: hot, spot
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The results from Rice University in Houston, Texas revealed that groups of hot spots around the globe can be used to determine how fast tectonic plates move.
Varying number of hot spots of white fly and armyworm were also reported from different districts.
In Khanewal, one hot spot of white fly, three hot spots of Aphid, Thrips (2) and armyworm (2) were witnessed.
One hot spot is located on the border of the Pacific Plate.
Folklore abounds with tales about hot spots that often have little basis in truth.
What's more, it's unlikely that moving hot spots caused the two South Pacific seamount trails.
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The continent-wide reach of DIRECWAY Wi-Fi Access means that retailers can offer consistent, reliable Hot Spot service to any or all franchisee, or company-owned locations.
Because there was no way to dynamically move the solid-state disk to the current hot spot, multiple solid-state disk units typically were purchased to address the issues.
This hot spot created the caldera and provides the heat source that fuels the park's famed geysers and hot springs.
to make corners more moldable by eliminating hot spots.
2) Identifying these hot spots through crime analysis and crime-specific planning can lower the level and the fear of crime.
Different applications from a domain differ from one another with regard to some (at least one) of the hot spots.
The Wi-Fi toolkit will make ASTRI's Wi-Fi phone capable of roaming at tens of thousands of commercial hot spots around the world.
MULTAN -- Agriculture experts have advised farmers to perform pest scouting of cotton crop twice a week pleading they have noticed some hot spots of pests and bollworms and gradual increase in infestation of jassid in cotton growing districts of Punjab.