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hotspot

noun [C] uk   /ˈhɒt.spɒt/ us    /ˈhɑːt.spɑːt/

hotspot noun [C] (FIGHTING)

a place where war or other fighting is likely to happen: The border has become a major hotspot.

hotspot noun [C] (POPULAR PLACE)

informal a popular and exciting place: The Manhattan is one of the best hotspots in town.

hotspot noun [C] (INTERNET ACCESS)

a public place where you can use a computer, mobile phone, etc. with wi-fi (= a system for connecting electronic equipment to the internet without using wires): There are wi-fi hotspots in all our cafés.
Translations of “hotspot”
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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