- 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.
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Shakka is the winner of two MOBO Awards for R&B and Soul, yet here in the US, he registers but a small blip on the music discovery radar.Soulection’s Joe Kay Presents ‘A Beginner’s Guide To Future Sounds’|Brande Victorian|February 5, 2021|Essence.com
Below, in the weekly “By the Numbers” section, I get more into the wild ride of the crypto trade, and whether this is a mere blip, or the sign of more pain to come.Bitcoin bombs lower, touching the dreaded $30,000 range|Bernhard Warner|January 22, 2021|Fortune
It was a mere blip in the decade-long bull market, in other words.Tech futures and the dollar sink as the Georgia vote points to victories for the Democrats|Bernhard Warner|January 6, 2021|Fortune
On a radar screen, it appeared as barely a blip—all the better to spy on Soviets with—and had only one seat.A CIA spyplane crashed outside Area 51 a half-century ago. This explorer found it.|Sarah Scoles|January 5, 2021|Popular-Science
Some changes may one day be looked back on as a blip, while others are here to stay.‘Leaders who lacked empathy struggled in 2020’: Agency chiefs discuss leadership transformation|Jessica Davies|January 4, 2021|Digiday
The next day, Gawker, InTouch, and other U.S. outlets picked up the story, but the Cosby story was still only a blip on Twitter.How the World Turned on Bill Cosby: A Day-by-Day Account|Scott Porch|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was the increased Latino support for Republicans a blip or trend line?Latinos Aren’t a ‘Cheap Date’ for Democrats Anymore|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that misstep is a minor blip in an otherwise stellar premiere.Will Gardner Had to Die So That ‘The Good Wife’ Could Thrive|Jason Lynch|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Can anyone show the “blip” where PEDs are supposed to have helped Alex Rodriguez?
With precision measurements, we might be able to find a secondary blip from an exomoon.
Both men turned abruptly as the stat-screen gave its warning blip.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse
He sat at the main screen, and studied the blip, making tiny crayon marks.Greylorn|John Keith Laumer
I war jes agwine to de house wen I see dese yer hosses comin ker-blip!The White Shield|Myrtle Reed
There was only one ship in the galaxy that could knock back a blip that big at such a distance.The Misplaced Battleship|Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
Then, slowly, the line swept down and Roger suddenly saw the blip outline of a second craft.On the Trail of the Space Pirates|Carey Rockwell