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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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Scientists remain divided on whether this was a long-short burst from a merger or a long burst from a star explosion with no supernova.
One team studied a burst recorded on May 5, while all three groups examined a burst seen on June 14.
Astronomers discovered, for the first time ever, radio bursts from outside the Milky Way galaxy.
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But he acknowledges that both a revived jet and the enlargement of the radiation cone may play a role in the particular burst recorded last fall.
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For the first time, we have really good data showing the early time afterglow from a gamma-ray burst and the transition to late-time decline," says Alex Filippenko of the University of California, Berkeley.
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The investigators also reported that nerve cells within this complex exhibit periodic bursts of electrical activity.
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A leaf with only a few weeks left to hang on its tree summons its faltering resources for a burst of bright-red-pigment making.
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