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Meaning of “blind spot” in the English Dictionary

"blind spot" in British English

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blind spotnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
an ​area that you are not ​able to ​see, ​especially the ​part of a ​road you cannot ​see when you are ​driving, behind and ​slightly to one ​side of the ​car: It can be very ​dangerous if there's a ​vehicle inyourblindspot. a ​subject that you ​find very ​difficult to ​understand at all, sometimes because you are not ​willing to ​try: I am ​pretty good at ​English, but I have ablindspot where ​spelling is ​concerned.
(Definition of blind spot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blind spot" in American English

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blind spotnoun [C]

 us   /ˈblɑɪnd ˌspɑt/
  • blind spot noun [C] (PLACE NOT SEEN)

an ​areaoutsideyourcar that you cannot ​see, esp. in ​yourmirror, when ​driving
  • blind spot noun [C] (SUBJECT NOT UNDERSTOOD)

a ​subject or ​area in which someone's ​ability to ​understand is ​weak or ​lacking: He was a ​greatscientist, but he had his blind spots.
(Definition of blind spot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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