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blip

 (blĭp)
n.
1. 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.
2. A high-pitched electronic sound; a bleep.
3. A transient sharp upward or downward movement, as on a graph.
4. 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).
tr.v. blipped, blip·ping, blips
To bleep.

[Imitative.]
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blip

(blɪp)
n
1. a repetitive sound, such as that produced by an electronic device, by dripping water, etc
2. Also called: pip the spot of light or a sharply peaked pulse on a radar screen indicating the position of an object
3. (Music, other) a temporary irregularity recorded in performance of something
vb, blips, blipping or blipped
(intr) to produce such a noise
[C20: of imitative origin]
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blip

(blɪp)

n., v. blipped, blip•ping. n.
1.
a. a spot of light on a radar screen indicating the position of an object, as a plane.
b. any small spot of light on a display screen.
2. a brief interruption, as in the continuity of a recorded sound or a motion-picture film.
3. a brief upturn, as in revenue.
v.i.
5. to move or proceed in short, erratic movements.
v.t.
[1945–50]
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blip

The luminous image of an object on a visual display.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

blip


Past participle: blipped
Gerund: blipping

Imperative
blip
blip
Present
I blip
you blip
he/she/it blips
we blip
you blip
they blip
Preterite
I blipped
you blipped
he/she/it blipped
we blipped
you blipped
they blipped
Present Continuous
I am blipping
you are blipping
he/she/it is blipping
we are blipping
you are blipping
they are blipping
Present Perfect
I have blipped
you have blipped
he/she/it has blipped
we have blipped
you have blipped
they have blipped
Past Continuous
I was blipping
you were blipping
he/she/it was blipping
we were blipping
you were blipping
they were blipping
Past Perfect
I had blipped
you had blipped
he/she/it had blipped
we had blipped
you had blipped
they had blipped
Future
I will blip
you will blip
he/she/it will blip
we will blip
you will blip
they will blip
Future Perfect
I will have blipped
you will have blipped
he/she/it will have blipped
we will have blipped
you will have blipped
they will have blipped
Future Continuous
I will be blipping
you will be blipping
he/she/it will be blipping
we will be blipping
you will be blipping
they will be blipping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blipping
you have been blipping
he/she/it has been blipping
we have been blipping
you have been blipping
they have been blipping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blipping
you will have been blipping
he/she/it will have been blipping
we will have been blipping
you will have been blipping
they will have been blipping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blipping
you had been blipping
he/she/it had been blipping
we had been blipping
you had been blipping
they had been blipping
Conditional
I would blip
you would blip
he/she/it would blip
we would blip
you would blip
they would blip
Past Conditional
I would have blipped
you would have blipped
he/she/it would have blipped
we would have blipped
you would have blipped
they would have blipped
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blip - a sudden minor shock or meaningless interruptionblip - a sudden minor shock or meaningless interruption; "the market had one bad blip today"; "you can't react to the day-to-day blips"; "renewed jitters in the wake of a blip in retail sales"
blow, shock - an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
2.blip - a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surfaceblip - a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface
radar echo - an electronic signal that has been reflected back to the radar antenna; contains information about the location and distance of the reflecting object
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Translations

blip

[blɪp] N
1. = bleep
2. (fig) (= aberration) → irregularidad f momentánea
this is just a blipes un problema pasajero
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

blip

[ˈblɪp] n
(on radar)spot m
(on graph)petite déviation f
(fig) (= temporary deviation) → petite anomalie f (passagère)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

blip

nleuchtender Punkt (auf dem Radarschirm); (fig)kurzzeitiger Tiefpunkt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

blip

[blɪp] n (on radar etc) → segnale m intermittente; (on graph) → piccola variazione (fig) → momentanea battuta d'arresto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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