Updated Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun (informal)
1 a place where fighting is common, especially for political reasons: UN peacekeeping forces have helped ease tensions in world hot spots since 1948.
2 a place where there is a lot of activity or entertainment
3 (AmE) a place that is very hot and dry, where a fire has been burning or is likely to start: Fire crews worked to douse hot spots left by two fires that consumed acres of forest.
4 (computing) an area on a computer screen that you can CLICK on to start an operation such as loading a file
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