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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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Now I've recovered enough equilibrium to ponder my blob in the last, next to Idol Deputy.
The Blob is a jelly-like alien that eats everything in its path as it keeps on growing
It is these young galaxies that make the blob so bright, scientists discovered.
The team studied one of the first and brightest of these blobs to be found.
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.
The resulting image regions present so-called motion blobs (MB) that are used for further feature extraction.
In Figure 2, for example, the group of pixels would be considered one blob if the specified lattice includes the diagonals but separate blobs if it does not.
Late one night last March, 11 mysterious blobs of light appeared around a Mexican Air Force plane in flight.
The creatures - oval blobs less than a fifth of a millimetre long - sported a two-sided body design long before such an arrangement was thought to have appeared on Earth, it is claimed.