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English definition of “hotspot”


noun [C] (POPULAR PLACE)    /ˈhɒt.spɒt/ US  /ˈhɑːt.spɑːt/ informal
a popular and exciting place: The Manhattan is one of the best hotspots in town.Pleasant and make-believe places
(Definition of hotspot noun (POPULAR PLACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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