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
The title blip was so fitting as it leaves for many interpretations, one of them being a spike - perhaps in reality!
Europe is certainly picked up, but again, we don't know how much of that is a short term blip or whether we're looking at sustained trend given the endemic problems that we're all watching in Europe.
"This might be a short-term blip as we build up to a peak of demand around the Olympics itself but it could also be a worrying indicator of a lack of engagement in the Olympics from both business and consumers", Green said.
Thus, if the lawyers' movement can inspire a merchant in Sindh to empathize with the trials and tribulations of a Supreme Court justice, teach media outlets repressed for half a century to resist the will of a military-led government and make a bookstore in Lahore quickly sell out of copies of the Pakistani Constitution, then its impact on the country cannot merely be a short-term blip on the radar.
As I said, the obvious cause of that single-year blip is the combination of an economic downturn plus a huge spike in gas prices, which peaked at over $4/gallon in the summer of 2008. something has changed dramatically in American society.
The obvious cause of that single-year blip is the combination of an economic downturn plus a huge spike in gas prices, which peaked at over $4 in the summer of 2008.
"We put them on negative outlook because we see the amount of debt they're currently raising as being more than just a short-term blip in terms of their leverage," said Peter Nerby , senior vice president on Moody's banking team.
What I wouldn't give for a September 10th mindset, back when it seemed like the Bush administration would be an annoying one-term blip in our country's history.
Then again .. blip could REALLY stand to have a slick viddler flash interface … maybe the two should partner … of course maybe viddler sees blip as competition.
I certainly won't decry the efforts of the people concerned, but it was a short term blip rather than a long term solution.