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spark,

in electricity: see arcarc,
in electricity, highly luminous and intensely hot discharge of electricity between two electrodes. The arc was discovered early in the 19th cent. by the English scientist Sir Humphry Davy, who so named it because of its shape.
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spark

[spärk]
(electricity)
A short-duration electric discharge due to a sudden breakdown of air or some other dielectric material separating two terminals, accompanied by a momentary flash of light. Also known as electric spark; spark discharge; sparkover.

spark

1. 
a. a momentary flash of light accompanied by a sharp crackling noise, produced by a sudden electrical discharge through the air or some other insulating medium between two points
b. the electrical discharge itself
c. (as modifier): a spark gap
2. a small piece of diamond, as used in the cutting of glass

Spark

Dame Muriel (Sarah). born 1918, British novelist and writer; her novels include Memento Mori (1959), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), The Takeover (1976), A Far Cry from Kensington (1988), Symposium (1990), and The Finishing School (2004)

SPARK

(language)
An annotated subset of Ada supported by tools supplied by Praxis Critical Systems (originally by PVL).

http://sparkada.com.

Spark

An open source Big Data framework from the Apache Software Foundation. Spark is used to analyze huge amounts of real-time data in RAM in contrast to Hadoop (another Apache project), which continuously writes to the storage drive. As a result, Spark is generally many times faster. Because Spark does not have its own distributed file system, it is often used in conjunction with the Hadoop Distributed File System. See Hadoop and Big Data.
References in classic literature ?
After I have heard you myself, when the whole of my right side has been benumbed, going on with your master about combustion, and calcination, and calorification, and I may say every kind of ation that could drive a poor invalid distracted, to hear you talking in this absurd way about sparks and ashes
They would not listen; and drew nearer, saying, while bright sparks showered from their lips, "We will not let you go, for you have promised to be ours if the gems you brought proved worthless; so fling away this cold white cloak, and bathe with us in the fire fountains, and help us bring back to our bosom flames the light we gave you for the child.
Near the mouth of the Plata some circular and oval patches, from two to four yards in diameter, and with defined outlines, shone with a steady but pale light; while the surrounding water only gave out a few sparks.
Brand new Spark Arena signage was installed last night to signal the renaming of the venue formally known as Vector Arena.
In terms of spark plug types, copper based spark plugs hold a majority share in India's automotive spark plug market.
The new product, which has been sold under the product name "Twin Tip" in North America(2) and Europe (including Russia), uses a tip shape for the ground electrode, in addition to the tip shape of the center electrode for conventional spark plugs.
The complex relationship between fiction and reality has been a persistent concern of Muriel Spark (1918-), the contemporary Scottish writer.
Ward, "the new Hemi, with its twin spark plugs and combustion chamber design, comes closer to our ideal for lean burn than most engine designs on the market today.
When a firework is lit (2), it starts to absorb energy from the spark.
The acquisition will add further momentum to the growth strategies of Spark Digital and CCL, improving their capabilities, expanding their market reach and deepening the Spark New Zealand groups Cloud and platform IT services offer.
It's true that Arens' Plasma Booster doesn't affect when the spark takes place, and therefore doesn't affect ignition timing in the conventional sense.
At showtime, cousin Butch Grucci usually does the launching honors, lighting both the lift charge and the fuse with (you guessed it) a spark, from a spark-generating machine.