Updated: 03/05/2023 by Computer Hope

Hot may refer to any of the following:

Thermometer showing a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius.

1. In general, hot refers to a high temperature. For example, if your computer processor is too hot, it causes your computer to reboot or shut down.

2. With electronics and power, the hot wire carries the power. Often the hot wire is black when you have a black and white wire. However, to help prevent any bodily harm, always use a voltage tester to verify what wire has a voltage.

3. With cabling that does not have power (e.g., data cable), the hot cable or hot wire is a cable with a signal.

4. With an image or picture, hot is any overexposed area.

5. In an RPG (role-playing game) or MMORPG (massively-multiplayer online role-playing game), HoT is short for "heal over time." It describes a spell, ability, or effect that restores health gradually. For example, a player may cast a heal for 1,000 health points, but it heals for 250 health each second for four seconds.

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