Meaning of “hot spot” in the English Dictionary

"hot spot" in American English

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hot spotnoun [ C ]

us /ˈhɑt ˌspɑt/

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

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

"hot spot" in Business English

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hot spotnoun [ C ]

also hotspot uk us INTERNET

a public place where people can use computers, mobile phones, 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.

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