Verb blip Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(transitive) As blip out: to skip over or ignore. (intransitive) To change state abruptly, such as between off and on or dark and light, sometimes implying motion.

More definition:

1.Also called pip. Electronics. a spot of light on a radar screen indicating the position of a plane, submarine, or other object. (loosely) any small spot of light on a display screen.

2.a brief upturn, as in revenue or income, The midwinter blip was no cause for optimism among store owners.

3.anything small, as in amount or number, a blip of light; Those opposed were merely a blip in the opinion polls.

4.bleep (def 3).

5.Slang. a nickel; five cents.

6.Movies. a mark of synchronization on a sound track.

7.a small or brief interruption, as in the continuity of a motion-picture film or the supply of light or electricity, There were blips in the TV film where the commercials had been edited out.

8.Informal. to move or proceed in short, irregular, jerking movements, The stock market has blipped one point higher this week.

9.bleep (def 5).

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. a temporary irregularity recorded in performance of something verb blips, blipping, blipped

4. (intransitive) to produce such a noise Word OriginC20, of imitative originCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1894, in reference to a kind of popping sound, of echoic origin. Radar screen sense is from 194

5. As a verb from 192

4. Related, Blipped; blipping.

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