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hot spot

noun [C]  /ˈhɑt ˌspɑt/ us  

hot spot noun [C] (POPULAR PLACE)

a place that is popular, for example, for vacations or entertainment: This summer’s vacation hot spot is Alaska.

hot spot noun [C] (VIOLENT PLACE)

a place where war or other fighting is likely to happen

hot spot noun [C] (CONNECTION)

a building or area where you can connect to the Internet at high speed without wires
Translations of “hot spot”
in Chinese (Traditional) 戰鬥, 多事之地, 熱門地區…
in Chinese (Simplified) 战斗, 多事之地, 热点地区…
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