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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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But the plot thickened when the team took another look at the blip recorded during the second occultation.
The BLIP Systems' team are a credit to the organisation and have helped the airport immensely, with data analysis and reporting.
the timing of the blip within the working cycle or calibration parameters like average idle speed and ignition timing.
The section-based BLIP works as follows: when a bus is approaching a roadway section, the BLIP in this roadway section becomes a bus lane; private vehicles running in front of the bus are required to leave the BLIP lane for the oncoming bus using variable message signs; when the bus passes this roadways section, the BLIP lane is reopened to private traffic again; private vehicles behind the bus are allowed to enter the BLIP lane at any time [2, 3].
He grain harvest season in South America is the cause for the blip because freight rates from the region to China have improved.
The BLIP ADSP-BF707 is a small-form-factor development platform that offers end equipment manufacturers multiple functional profiles covering intelligent motion sensing, people counting, vehicle detection, and face detection use cases.
After the first detectable measurement, 106 (87 %) of patients returned below the limits of quantification on the next measurement; all transiently viremic patients returned below the limits of quantification by the third measurement after the blip. On continued follow-up, however, 16 (13.1%) of the original 122 patients experiencing transient viremia subsequently had a 'rebound' with viremia > 50 copies/ml that never returned below the limits of quantification during the study period.
the blip happened on or after the Retroactive Date stated in item 3 of the Declarations Page and before the end of the policy period;
Regarding the blip. Much had been made of our seven-match unbeaten run.
It won't be long before bosses are bearing over their already-beleaguered employees, chastising them about the blip they are going through.
The blip will last throughout our children's time in secondary education.
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.
In addition, nobody on board the Vincennes seems to have noticed that or wondered why the ship's radar-detecting equipment didn't spot any sweeps of the unique F-14 radar coming from the blip.