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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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The sound of bursting bubbles was heard as far apart as Punchestown and Sandown yesterday.
Above the patter of raindrops yesterday, you could just discern the sound of bursting bubbles.
Prof Gerard Liger-Belair who led the study at Reims University, said: "Our results closely link bursting bubbles and release of flavour.
If the sound of bursting bubbles has been reverberating around Flat racing, then they were thunderous at Sandown and Leopardstown yesterday as two of the JP McManus racing jewels, champion hurdler Istabraq and Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite First Gold fell from grace.
In this new game, the Golden Puzzle has been stolen, the once peaceful Puzzle World has plunged into chaos and gamers are challenged to restore order back to the magical land by racing against time to complete colorful boards of bursting bubbles.
Prof Gerard Liger-Belair, who led the study at Reims University, said: "Our results closely link bursting bubbles and release of flavour.