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blob

[bläb]
(meteorology)
In radar, oscilloscope evidence of a fairly small-scale temperature and moisture inhomogeneity produced by turbulence within the atmosphere.

BLOB

[bläb or ¦bē¦el¦ō′bē]
(computer science)

BLOB

(1)

BLOB

(architecture)
blitter object.

BLOB

(Binary Large OBject) A database field that holds any digitized information, including text, images, audio and video. Also known simply as a "large object" or LOB, a BLOB may have a huge storage capacity. BLOB content is generally created once and viewed many times, and it is rarely edited, but it is occasionally deleted.

Generally Opaque to the DBMS
The contents of a BLOB are generally unknown to the database management system (DBMS) that supports them. An application must create and edit the content, while the DBMS stores it. Contrast with CLOB. See object database and relational database.
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The Blob is a jelly-like alien that eats everything in its path as it keeps on growing
Cosmic Blobs is one of the most powerful tools for content creation and presentation since crayons and markers gave way to the PC," said Cobb County (Ga.
Like an interdisciplinary food court, Koolhaas's info-rich buffet makes the Blob available to us in bite-size portions by showing how market economy and statistical analysis have "molded our surroundings.
It's nothing to worry about unless there's a sudden increase in them or you see the blobs with flashes of light.
Ross's signature is a curiously detailed still life of an indeterminate blob, clearly made of green Plasticine, presented against a featureless sky blue or gray ground.
Contestants in the Cosmic Blobs "Blob Master" Design Competition won't use complicated high-end computer-aided design (CAD) software to pursue their dreams, but rather Cosmic Blobs(R), the most powerful 3D graphics software ever invented for kids.
One insider said: "They've axed the ship that is part and parcel of the Blue Peter image and replaced it with what looks like a series of blobs painted by an eight-year-old.
Uptown, at the Mary Boone Gallery, Davie showed a series of twelve pieces, each 49 by 38 inches and comprising around twenty mirrored glass blobs attached to a heavy sheet of paper.