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blip (n.)

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.

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Definitions of blip

blip (n.)
a sudden minor shock or meaningless interruption;
you can't react to the day-to-day blips
renewed jitters in the wake of a blip in retail sales
the market had one bad blip today
blip (n.)
a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface;
Synonyms: pip / radar target
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