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blooming

[′blüm·iŋ]
(electronics)
Defocusing of television picture areas where excessive brightness results in enlargement of spot size and halation of the fluorescent screen.
An increase in radarscope spot size due to an increase in signal intensity.
(materials)
The migration of sulfur or other substances to the surface of a sample of rubber, causing discoloration.

bloom

1. The formation of a thin film of material on the surface of paint causing it to appear lower in gloss and milky in color. It varies in composition depending on the nature of the paint, drying conditions, etc., and may sometimes be removed with a damp cloth.
2. A type of efflorescence that appears on brickwork.
3. A discoloration or change in appearance of the surface of a rubber product (as sulfur bloom and wax bloom) caused by the migration of a liquid or solid to the surface.
4. A defect on a freshly varnished surface, appearing as a cloudy film.
5. A surface film on glass; usually results from the deposition of smoke or vapor.

blooming

A condition with older CCD devices that causes distortion at the pixel level. It occurs when the electrical charge created exceeds the storage capacity of the device and spills over into adjacent pixels. Newer CCDs incorporate anti-blooming circuitry to drain the excess charge. See CCD sensor.
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The crop accomplished the maximum leaf area index at 130 days after sowing with combined MLE + MC application at 45 days after blooming in conventional cotton cultivar CIM 573 at both locations.
Foliar application of MLE at 45 days of blooming in Bt cotton produced significantly higher leaf area duration between 101-130 days after sowing at both locations (Fig.
Brands that offer clear glass teapots and cups with large viewing areas are ideal so that the beauty of the blooming tea can be seen in full detail.
We wanted share the blooming of the Titan Arum at UW-Madison with as wide an audience as possible.
The trees, donated with the help of a local Japanese-American group, symbolize harmony with nature and people, and should remain blooming at the library for weeks.
Besides the poppies - which right now have the thickest blooms on south-facing slopes outside the reserve's boundaries - other wildflowers are blooming at the reserve and elsewhere around the valley: pygmy lupines, cream cups, redstem filaree and fiddlenecks.
I've never seen a year like this with poppies blooming in January.
The work horse of the herbaceous perennial garden is the spring- blooming lily-of-the-Nile (Agapanthus).
2 -- color -- ran in AV edition only) Blooming evergreen pear trees put on a show near Palmdale Playhouse as the warm weather continues Wednesday.
Mimulus, or monkey flower, will soon be blooming all over the hills and canyons around us in yellow, buff orange and orange-red.
I would appreciate information on what I should do when it is done blooming.
Q: In a small slope area that receives full sun, wind and periodic gopher infestation, what short blooming plants do you suggest?

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