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blip

1. A brief signal or flash of light on a screen. We were beginning to lose hope when a blip on the screen finally indicated the ship's position.
2. By extension, something that is brief and inconsequential. Come on, that was just a blip in an otherwise fun day—stop dwelling on it.

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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"Brain blips can be more serious, which is why they are important to check," said Braun, explaining that everyday forgetfulness could also be a side effect of a number of medical conditions such as B12 or B1 vitamin deficiency, dementia, an infection, a stroke, even a brain tumor or epilepsy.
Apart of the blip duration, the positioning of the blip within the working cycle is a main influencing factor.
The hypothetical BLIP simulation system consists of three parallel single lanes (left, middle, and right).
In the above prospective study, blip frequency was not associated with sex, race, age, CD4+ cell count nadir, CD4+ cell count at entry, pretreatment viral load, duration of infection, duration of virologic suppression, or intercurrent illnesses.
We will pay on your behalf money in excess of the Retention that you legally have to pay as claim expenses and damages because of a covered claim caused by a blip in your connected services.
I just wanted to say that I saw Steve's article as a blip on the flat line of corporate communication.
Is this just a blip on an otherwise bucolic screen, or a promise of more, and darker, gardens to come?
For only a blip on the timeline of creation, we have become technologically civilized.
Utterly simple in conception and execution, the building is an almost imperceptible horizontal blip in the landscape, its long, low slung volume echoing the forms of the granite terraces on which it is poised.
However, notes the WATW report, that would "not even be a blip on the radar screen of the U.S.
"Everyone thinks that residential real estate can only go up, but if supply continues to increase and we have a blip, we could find ourselves in a disastrous market." The current condo craze is a phenomenon that Ross felt isn't in the best interest of the local economy because it has helped drive land values to ludicrous prices and, consequently, risks bringing housing prices to unaffordable levels.
This was all the result of an initiative of the Maine Bowhunters Association (MBA) called the Bowhunters and Landowners Information Program (BLIP).
"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.," says Lavarello.
Kreitzer feels alternative medicine is much more than just "a blip on the screen.