Business / Finance / Hot: A takeover of a company against the wishes of the current management and the board of directors by an acquiring company or raider.

Other Words for Hot

Hot Noun Synonyms: fiery, white-hot, red-hot, piping hot, burning, blistering, scorching, roasting, frying, sizzling, searing, boiling, scalding, steaming, simmering, torrid, sweltering, sultry, heated
Hot Adjective Synonyms: intense, fervent, zealous, ardent, enthusiastic, passionate, fervid, vehement, excited, animated, impetuous, fiery, fierce, inflamed, sharp, violent


Business / Agriculture / Orthophotography: Aerial photographs that more precisely show the features of the landscape, including those that might be important for agriculture such as slope or size of gullies, because they are corrected for dist MORE

Hot Swappable

Technology / Computers / Hot Swappable: This refers to a device that is designed to be removed or replaced while a system is turned on without disturbing the computers function. A good example of a hot swappable device is the USB flash driv MORE

Straight Photography

Entertainment / Photography / Straight Photography: Term used to describe picture making with minimal manipulation of the photographic process. MORE

Shotgun Method

Science / Genetics / Shotgun Method: Sequencing method that involves randomly sequenced cloned pieces of the genome, with no foreknowledge of where the piece originally came from. This can be contrasted with 'directed' strategies, in whi MORE


Science / Chemistry / Photon: A discrete packet of energy associated with electromagnetic radiation. Each photon carries energy E proportional to the frequency nu of the radiation: E = hnu, where h is Planck's constant. MORE

Screen Shot

Entertainment / Ice Hockey / Screen Shot: A shot on goal that the goalie cannot see because it was taken from behind one or more players from either team standing in front of the net. MORE