Updated: 12/29/2017 by Computer Hope

Hot may refer to any of the following:

Temperature1. 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 is the wire carrying the power and is typically the black wire when you have a black and white wire.

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. When referring to an image or picture, hot is any area that is overexposed.

5. In an RPG or MMORPG, a HoT is short for Heal Over Time and is a spell or ability that causes a friendly player to be healed over a short period. For example, a player may cast a heal for 1,000 health points, but it heals for 250 health each second for four seconds.

Electronics terms, Game terms, Overheat, Power terms