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hot zone

(computing) a variable area towards the end of a line of text that informs the operator that a decision must be taken as to whether to hyphenate or begin a new line
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  • All things are grandest in the hot zone, from mountains to plagues.

    The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • Then I was sea-sick, and when we got into the hot zone—my, how bad I was!

  • In the hot zone near the equator the sun heats the air continually; hence the air there ascends.

    Popular Books on Natural Science Aaron David Bernstein
  • Another day he is in the hot zone of the larger valley floors, the home of the Machigangas.

  • This hot zone extends right around the middle part of the earth.

    Where We Live Emilie Van Beil Jacobs

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