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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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A short while later however Charles Moseley, a weaver, was startled to find his front door burst open with Joseph Heeley outside clutching at a neighbour's door for support.
This beautiful and highly scented lily has stunning, flared-trumpet flowers that burst open to reveal pretty white petals with a yellow centre and dark pink stripes on the outside, growing on the top of long stems.
Last, 40, of Merganser Court, Barry, died at Llandough Hospital on September 16 after several bags of the Class-A drug burst open in her stomach.
My nose was burst open and I was bleeding everywhere.