Meaning of “blip” in the English Dictionary

"blip" in English

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blipnoun [ C ]

uk /blɪp/ us /blɪp/

a small spot of light, sometimes with a short, sharp sound, that appears on a computer screen

a temporary change that does not have any special meaning:

Last month's rise in inflation was described by the chancellor as only a blip.

(Definition of “blip” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blip" in American English

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blipnoun [ C ]

us /blɪp/

an unexpected and unusual condition that is usually temporary:

The drop in sales last month was just a blip, nothing to worry about.

A blip is also a small spot of light that appears on a radar screen and shows where a physical object is.

(Definition of “blip” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"blip" in Business English

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blipnoun [ C ]

uk /blɪp/ us informal

a short period 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 pay deals are settled.

(Definition of “blip” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)