Crossword clues for blip
- It's hardly a trend
- Radar screen point
- Tiny indicator
- Lie indicator on a polygraph test
- Plane, on a radar screen
- Dot on a radar screen
- Tiny anomaly
- Spot at an airport
- A sudden minor shock or meaningless interruption
- A radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface
- Image on an oscilloscope
- Image in a radar set
- Image on a radar screen
- Radar-screen spot
- Radar sight
- Radar dot
- Brief upturn
- Radar PAnel line
- Radarscope signal
- Mark on a radar screen
- Radar warning
- Image on radar
- Radar-screen mark
- Signal on a screen
- Radar-set image
- Radarscope image
- Radar screen image
- Point on a radar screen
- No big thing
- Spot on a radar screen
- Submarine, on sonar
- Radar signal
- Radar point
- Radar screen dot
- Sonar spot
- Radar sighting
- Tiny amount
- Tiny percentage in the polls
- It's monitored by an air traffic controller
- Tiny bump on a graph
- Air traffic controller's concern
- Spot on the radar
- Radar image
- Brief interruption
- It's barely noticeable
- It might be on one's radar
- Radar sign
- Sound on classic Pong
- Control tower image
- Tiny light that's here and gone
- Momentary disruption
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
blip \blip\ n.
(Radar) a spot of light on a radar screen, showing the position of a reflecting surface, such as an airplane or ship.
Note: this sense is also used metaphorically to mean a barely perceptible object;, Kennedy's candidacy was a mere blip on Humphrey's radar screen until he won the West Virginia primary. This is the probably origin of sense 3.
Syn: radar echo, radar target.
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; as, a brief blip upward in the unemployment rate.
something small or insignificant.
a brief interruption in the continuity of a recorded or transmitted signal; as, there is a blip on my CD of Beethoven's ninth.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1894, in reference to a kind of popping sound, of echoic origin. Radar screen sense is from 1945. As a verb from 1924. Related: Blipped; blipping.
n. 1 A small dot registered on electronic equipment, such as a radar or oscilloscope screen. 2 A short sound of a single pitch, usually electronically generated. 3 (context after definition 1 English) A brief and usually minor aberration or deviation from what is expected or normal. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To skip over or ignore (with ''out''). 2 (context intransitive English) To change state abruptly, such as between off and on or dark and light, sometimes implying motion.
n. 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"
Blip (formerly blip.tv) was a media platform for web series content and also offered a dashboard for producers of original web series to distribute and monetize their productions. The company was founded on May 5, 2005, and it was located in New York City (where the headquarters was based) and Los Angeles. It was financed by Bain Capital Ventures, Canaan Partners, and Ambient Sound Investments. Blip’s mission statement was “to deliver the best original web series to audiences across multiple platforms.” The site showcased a wide variety of dramas, comedies, arts, sports and other shows. Blip was acquired by Maker Studios in 2013, and shut down by them on August 20, 2015. It is in the process of bringing many of its former content producers to a new website, maker.tv.
Blip may refer to:
- Beta-lactamase inhibitor protein
- Blip (website), a defunct web video platform
- Blip.pl, a Polish social networking site
- Blip, a message in the Apache Wave (formerly Google Wave) collaboration platform
- Blip Festival, an annual chiptune music event
- Blip, a radar display indicator of a reflected signal
- Blip (game), a handheld electromechanical game from the 1970s
Blips may refer to:
- BLIPS, a type of illegal tax shelter
- Blips (TV series), a children's show in the UK
- Blips, a series of animated shorts accompanying the Radiohead album Kid A
A blip is an onomatopoeic English noun used to refer a small dot registered on electronic equipment, such as radar or oscilloscope screens, or an electronically generated single-pitch sound. Alternatively, it has now entered usage as a short status update posted to any social networking website on the Internet.
Usage examples of "blip".
Corporal Hart relinquished his seat to the azimuth tracker, who promptly speared the oncoming blip with her electronic pin.
He twirled a knob, sending a bright blip representing Major Savage with the artillery racing diagonally from Astoria to Hillyer Gap, while the main force of the regiment continued up the Columbia, then turned east to the mountains, covering two legs of a triangle.
He twirled a knob, sending a bright blip representing Major Savage with the artillery racing diagonally from Astoria to Hillyer Gap while the main force of the Regiment continued up the Columbia, then turned east to the mountains, covering two legs of a triangle.
And he was less mocking about the security situation here, knowing that it had not been a computer error or a goofball or a police blip.
And, on his regular morning visit to the seismograph shack three days later, he finally found the reason for his worry: There was a blip in that lower graph line where before there had been none.
Ahead, beginning its swing around Barbas, was a Naxid heavy squadron, featuring a suspiciously large blip that Sula suspected was the enemy flagshipMajesty of the Praxis .
The separation between the blips closed to a few millimetres, then to a hairsbreadth spacing which seemed to endure for an eternity.
Centering the targeting pipper on his tactical screen over one of the blips marking an enemy aircraft, he acquired a lock.
Then she began maneuvering, using short bursts, as she remembered someone telling her, trying to work away from the thickest clumps of blips.
May 1952, when eagle-like Altair was flying toward the apex of the heavens, a radar watcher just south of the battle line detected a blip which had to be an airplane of some sort coming south toward the huge gasoline dump at Inchon.
I could see the barely larger blips that were the four Star-class Lothar battlewagons in their major compass-point positions.
The shuttle blinked out of Beamspace just long enough to send out a radar pulse and get the blips back, then popped back into Beamspace.
The wall facing the bed suddenly blipped to life like a projector shone on it.
It blipped, coming on, and a man in burgundy robes held his hands out in a welcoming gesture.
Janet pictured a trillion particles of an African monkey brain virus blipping about in her veins like toxic soda water bubbles.