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boom

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1. the cry of certain animals, esp the bittern
2. Economics a period of high economic growth characterized by rising wages, profits, and prices, full employment, and high levels of investment, trade, and other economic activity

boom

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1. Nautical a spar to which a sail is fastened to control its position relative to the wind
2. a beam or spar pivoting at the foot of the mast of a derrick, controlling the distance from the mast at which a load is lifted or lowered
3. a pole, usually extensible, carrying an overhead microphone and projected over a film or television set
4. a barrier across a waterway, usually consisting of a chain of connected floating logs, to confine free-floating logs, protect a harbour from attack, etc

Boom

A cantilevered or projecting structural member, such as a beam or spar, which is used to support, hoist, or move a load.

Boom

 

(1) Speculative short-term growth of capitalist industry and trade. A boom is characterized by an increase in prices of goods and in the rate of exchange of securities, raging stock market speculation, and so on. In imperialist countries booms are closely linked with the arms race.

(2) In a figurative sense, excessive and unfounded (artificially created) excitement over some measure, event, person, and so forth; a ballyhoo or sensation.

boom

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(communications)
A movable mechanical support, usually in a television or motion picture studio, to suspend a microphone within range of the performers but above the field of view of the camera.
(engineering)
A row of joined floating timbers that extend across a river or enclose an area of water for the purpose of keeping saw logs together.
A temporary floating barrier launched on a body of water to contain material, for example, an oil spill.
A structure consisting of joined floating logs placed in a stream to retard the flow.
(mechanical engineering)
A movable steel arm installed on certain types of cranes or derricks to support hoisting lines that must carry loads.
(naval architecture)
A spar attached to a mast or kingpost of a ship carrying cargo-hoisting gear.
A spar upon which the lower side of a sail is bent.

boom

1. A cantilevered or projecting structural member (such as a beam or spar) which is used to support, hoist, or move a load.
2. The projecting member at the front of a crane or derrick which is used for this purpose.

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i. A rigid telescopic tube steered by aerodynamic controls to mate with the receptacle of receiver aircraft in air-to-air refueling.
ii. Any long and substantially tubular portion of structure linking major parts of an aircraft like the tail to the wing or in helicopters linking the tail rotor to the fuselage.
iii. A sonic boom, or sound, heard whenever an aircraft flying at speeds above or equal to the speed of sound passes in the near vicinity.
iv. A horizontal support for the elements of a directional antenna.
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So while my general impressions of the speaker noted earlier are supported by the measurements, the overall in-room horizontal radiation pattern also supports my comments that this speaker is essentially neutral, neither boomy nor brassy.
The sound quality was good, although they are a bit boomy - bassheads will like this.
It was let down by engine noise which sounded quite boomy in the cabin, particularly when the 104mph Navara was put under duress on the motorway.
On movies the sound was pretty good, but on music the bass was very boomy (despite the 10,000 square foot room which should have been fine for this set-up).
7-litre unit may struggle a little more when you are fully loaded and there's a tendency for the cabin to sound boomy at motorway cruising speeds without any stunning improvement in fuel economy.
It has a boomy engine note, particularly when revved, but it cruises quietly and easily along a motorway.
Admittedly Cleveland's boomy Masonic Auditorium is not conducive to absolute clarity of texture, and rather bottom-heavy in some tuttis, but the sound is generally lifelike and free of distortion.
The 100 bhp engine was slightly sluggish from rest but once under way it was fairly brisk though a little boomy and no i sy.
cried the man with the big, boomy voice, as the next stage of The X Factor approached, a reaction exactly like my own - only without the despair.
There is good response across the rev range but it gets a bit too boomy in mid range and quite harsh as the revs build up towards the 700rpm red line.
At the first show I found lots of design flaws that produced boomy bass, screechy highs, and boxy or chesty mids.
Not all the blame can be laid on the performers, with the boomy hollow staging favouring trumpets and, especially, kettle-drums to a degree which forced more delicate instruments to compromise their intonation in the struggle to compete.