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blob

[bläb]
(meteorology)
In radar, oscilloscope evidence of a fairly small-scale temperature and moisture inhomogeneity produced by turbulence within the atmosphere.

BLOB

[bläb or ¦bē¦el¦ō′bē]
(computer science)

BLOB

(1)

BLOB

(architecture)
blitter object.

BLOB

(Binary Large OBject) A database field that holds any digitized information, including text, images, audio and video. Also known simply as a "large object" or LOB, a BLOB may have a huge storage capacity. BLOB content is generally created once and viewed many times, and it is rarely edited, but it is occasionally deleted.

Generally Opaque to the DBMS
The contents of a BLOB are generally unknown to the database management system (DBMS) that supports them. An application must create and edit the content, while the DBMS stores it. Contrast with CLOB. See object database and relational database.
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Lures and Blobs took over when the night became colder.
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A photograph of a space object, the Lyman-alpha blob
Lyman-alpha blobs are some of the biggest objects in the Universe: gigantic clouds of hydrogen gas that can reach diameters of a few hundred thousand light-years (a few times larger than the size of the Milky Way), and which are as powerful as the brightest galaxies.
Three years ago, anglers on English reservoirs, more used to tempting trout with traditional flies which represent chironomids, damsel flies and the like, called for a ban on the garish Blob lures.
The blob is about 55,000 light-years across, or about half the diameter of our own galaxy, the Milky Way.
In equation 3, v is the color segment number in MB i in frame k whereby h is the number of all patches within the motion blob.
In typical applications that use blob analysis, the blob features usually calculated are area and perimeter, Feret diameter, blob shape, and location.
They grow Inside eggs that are bunched together in a jellylike blob.
Marmite has landed in hot water with advertising watchdogs over a commercial showing a huge blob chasing people down the street, after parents complained it left their kids suffering from nightmares.
ADVERTS featuring a giant blob of Marmite spread left children "terrified" and having nightmares, it emerged today.