from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A spot of light on a radar or sonar screen indicating the position of a detected object, such as an aircraft or a submarine. Also called pip3.
- n. A high-pitched electronic sound; a bleep.
- n. A transient sharp upward or downward movement, as on a graph.
- n. A temporary or insignificant phenomenon, especially a brief departure from the normal: "The decline in the share of GNP going to health . . . appears to be a one-time blip in the historic trend rather than the start of a new trend” ( Atlantic).
- transitive v. To bleep.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small dot registered on electronic equipment, such as a radar or oscilloscope screen.
- n. A short sound of a single pitch, usually electronically generated.
- n. A brief aberration or deviation from what is expected or normal.
- v. To skip over or ignore (with out).
- v. To change state abruptly, such as between off and on or dark and light, sometimes implying motion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a spot of light on a radar screen, showing the position of a reflecting surface, such as an airplane or ship.
- n. a short upward or downward deviation from a trend line on a graph, especially in a plot of some variable, such as an economic variable, against time; rate.
- n. something small or insignificant.
- n. a brief interruption in the continuity of a recorded or transmitted signal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface
- n. a sudden minor shock or meaningless interruption
Imitative.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)