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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.
The cause of viral blips is likely multi-factorial and several contributing factors have been proposed to explain detection of intermittent low-level viral loads:
standard time at the address of the Named Insured) Item 3 Retroactive Date _____________ Item 4 Limits of Liability $_____each blip $_____aggregate Item 5 Retention $_____each blip Item 6 Premium $______________________________ Certified Acts of Terrorism Premium $______________________________ Surplus Lines Tax $______________________________ Fees $______________________________ Other (_____________) $______________________________ TOTAL $______________________________ Item 7 Forms and ______________________________ Endorsements ______________________________ Producer ______________________________ ______________________________ This Policy is valid only if signed below by an authorized representative of the Insurance Company.
And how about this one ( you'll never guess who said this: "My only hope is that it is just a temporary blip and that the race will be back on."
"The typical speech given by rival managers last season was that we would have a blip.
We were convicned that some of those blips represented eels.
Health Minister John Denham dismissed the rise as a blip and insisted the numbers would fall next month.
The cross polarizer lets a blip of light through if the original polarization of the light has been changed by such-and-such an amount, cancels it for a further change, lets it through again for yet a further change, and so on.
With these two measurements, accurate wait times can be displayed," explains Christian Bugislaus Carstens, Marketing Manager at BLIP Systems.
This was all the result of an initiative of the Maine Bowhunters Association (MBA) called the Bowhunters and Landowners Information Program (BLIP).
Fears of a devastating epidemic of human mad cow disease increased yesterday after a leading scientist said a recent upturn in the number of cases was not a blip but a 'sustained pattern'.
A RISE in the number of cases of variant CJD is no "blip", a leading scientist has warned.
With the constant increase in passengers, Edinburgh Airport enlisted the expertise of Denmark-based BLIP Systems to design and implement the BlipTrack solution at the airport's security lines, to help measure and handle passenger numbers smoothly and efficiently.
Dover, United Kingdom, September 18, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The state-of-the-art equipment, known as BlipTrack, developed by Denmark-based BLIP Systems, is helping controllers at Europe's busiest ferry port to reduce bottlenecks and improve vehicle movements by predicting potential traffic congestion on Dover's coast bound A20.