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blipnoun [C]

 us   /blɪp/
an ​unexpected and ​unusualcondition that is usually ​temporary: The ​drop in ​sales last ​month was just a blip, nothing to ​worry about. A blip is also a ​smallspot of ​light that ​appears on a ​radarscreen and ​shows where a ​physicalobject is.
(Definition of blip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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blipnoun [C]

uk   us   /blɪp/ informal
a ​shortperiod of ​time in which a ​situation gets worse before ​improving: The ​government is hoping that last week's ​strike was just a blip before the ​paydeals are ​settled.
(Definition of blip from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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