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1. An icon or part of a larger image used as a hyperlink to another document or file. When the hot spot is selected by clicking on it, the linked material is searched for and displayed.2. In the Common Desktop Environment (CDE), the place on the pointer that determines the exact spot on the screen where an action is performed.3. In the OSF/Motif Style Guide, the actual position on the pointer that identifies the element to which input associated with the pointer is directed.