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burst

A brief flux of intense radiation with a sudden onset and rapid decay, as is observed from Jupiter and from the Sun at radio wavelengths. Solar radio bursts are associated with flares. See also gamma-ray bursts; X-ray burst sources.

burst

[bərst]
(communications)
A sudden increase in the strength of a signal being received from beyond line-of-sight range.
A group of bits of characters that are transmitted together as a unit.
A group of errors that occur together in a communication and alter its content.
(computer science)
To separate a continuous roll of paper into stacks of individual sheets by means of a burster.
The transfer of a collection of records in a storage device, leaving an interval in which data for other requirements can be obtained from or entered into the device.
A sequence of signals regarded as a unit in data transmission.
(electronics)
An exceptionally large electric pulse in the circuit of an ionization chamber due to the simultaneous arrival of several ionizing particles.
A radar term for a single pulse of radio energy.
(ordnance)
Continuous fire from an automatic weapon, as from an aircraft machine gun, sometimes described as a long or short burst.
The explosion of a projectile, bomb, or similar munition.
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Conversely, if the intensity distribution does not follow the -3/2 power law, the burst sources are not homogeneously distributed.
Ground heave is an anticipated calculation done prior to a burst which takes into account the inner diameter (ID) of the existing pipe and the outside diameter (OD) of the expander which is sized 20 percent larger than the OD of the new pipe being installed.
A gamma-ray burst typically lies too far away--billions of light-years--and has an afterglow too bright to permit astronomers to detect the underlying supernova.
If light from the afterglow of a gamma-ray burst travels through a region of such atoms, it exhibits a gap in its spectrum.
The example for an 8 inch, size-on-size burst would be 10 inches minus eight inches equals two inches limes 10-inches equals 20 inches.
The most common types of gravity sewer pipes burst and replaced are: vitrified clay pipe (VCP), asbestos cement (AC), concrete pipe (CP) and polyvinyl chloride pipe (PVC).
But this week, a team of astronomers announced that the burst is the most distant one ever detected, hailing from the long-ago era when galaxies and stars first lit up the heavens.