hot spot

GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS
An area, generally located in the middle of a lithospheric plate, characterized by anomalous heat flow. Mantle material rises toward the earth's surface and undergoes decompressive melting at hot spots which may form volcanoes (as in Hawaii) or cause partial melting of the overlying crust which leads to the formation of volcanoes (e.g. Yellowstone region).

Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. . 2001.

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  • Hot spot — (englisch heiße Stelle) steht für: eine lokal begrenzte Pyodermie (Hautentzündung) Hotspot der Biodiversität, Region mit hoher, stark bedrohter Artenvielfalt Hotspot (Datenbanken) Hot Spot (Fotovoltaik), ein Bereich eines Solarzellenmoduls… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hot Spot — oder Hotspot (englisch wörtlich „heiße Stelle“, sinngemäß Brennpunkt) steht für: eine lokal begrenzte Hautentzündung, siehe Pyotraumatische Dermatitis Biodiversitäts Hotspot, eine Region mit hoher, stark bedrohter Artenvielfalt Hotspot… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hot Spot — Hot Spot[1] (The Hot Spot) est un film américain de Dennis Hopper sorti en 1990. Basé sur le roman Hell Hath No Fury de Charles Williams, c est un film policier marqué d une lourde charge érotique (son accroche anglo saxonne était A scorchingly… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hot-spot — /hot spot /, v.t., hot spotted, hot spotting. to stop (a forest fire) at a hot spot. [1950 55; v. use of HOT SPOT] * * * …   Universalium

  • hot spot — hot spots also hotspot 1) N COUNT You can refer to an exciting place where there is a lot of activity or entertainment as a hot spot. [INFORMAL] ...a fancy Manhattan hot spot. ...a popular and lively package tour hotspot. 2) N COUNT You can refer …   English dictionary

  • hot spot — hot|spot [ˈhɔtspɔt US ˈha:tspa:t] n 1.) a place where there is a lot of heat or ↑radiation ▪ Many microwaves heat unevenly, leading to hot spots in the milk. ▪ Hot spots of radioactivity were found near the power station. 2.) a place that is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hot spot — also hotspot, 1888 as a skin irritation; 1931 as nightclub; 1938 in the firefighting sense; 1941 as place of international conflict. See HOT (Cf. hot) (adj.) + SPOT (Cf. spot) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hot spot — hot′ spot or hot′spot n. 1) gov a country or region where dangerous or difficult political situations exist or may develop 2) inf any area or place of known danger, instability, etc 3) inf Informal. a nightclub 4) gen a chromosome site or a… …   From formal English to slang

  • hot spot — hot spot. См. горячая точка. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • hot spot — n 1) a patch of painful moist inflamed skin on a domestic animal and esp. a dog that starts as a response to a skin irritant (as an allergen or an insect or tick bite), that is rapidly worsened by scratching, chewing, or licking the affected area …   Medical dictionary

  • hot spot — UK US (also hotspot) noun [C] INTERNET ► a public place where people can use computers, mobile phones, etc. with wi fi (= a system for connecting electronic equipment to the internet without using wires): »There are wi fi hotspots in all our… …   Financial and business terms

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