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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.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The new discovery happened just about a week after another fast radio burst was intercepted by a team of researchers from Australia.
Gislason et al3 and Fleischer et al4 independently published results of long term complications of burst abdomen following layered or mass closure of laparotomy wounds.
"Timing the arrival of the different wavelengths tells us how much material the burst has travelled through on its journey.
These studies offered new ideas and approaches for rock burst prediction.
"Just for an instant, when this burst flashes, the luminosity of that burst outshines all the stars in its own galaxy by far," says study coauthor Sarah Burke-Spolaor (West Virginia University).
Nevertheless, the source edge-node sends a Packet-In message to the central controller after assembling a burst, which means that the central controller only processes one burst when responding to a Packet-In message.
Jude Medical, Inc.'s (NYSE: STJ) SUNBURST study has demonstrated that the company's Burst stimulation is superior to traditional tonic spinal cord stimulation in relieving chronic pain, the company said on Friday.
Specialized space telescopes identify these bursts by detecting sudden flashes of gamma rays.
It is suggested to use burst flow control for contention reduction also [8].
Rock burst accidents are often caused by fractures in the rock because of mining.