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bounce

the bounce Australian Rules football the start of play at the beginning of each quarter or after a goal

bounce

i. A term used in or before air combat when an aircraft is attacked by surprise or caught unguarded. To bounce means to catch enemy aircraft unaware.
ii. While landing, to get airborne momentarily after touchdown.

bounce

(1)
(Perhaps by analogy to a bouncing check) An electronic mail message that is undeliverable and returns an error notification (a "bounce message") to the sender is said to "bounce".

bounce

(2)
To play volleyball. The now-demolished D. C. Power Lab building used by the Stanford AI Lab in the 1970s had a volleyball court on the front lawn. From 5 PM to 7 PM was the scheduled maintenance time for the computer, so every afternoon at 5 would come over the intercom the cry: "Now hear this: bounce, bounce!", followed by Brian McCune loudly bouncing a volleyball on the floor outside the offices of known volleyballers.

bounce

(3)
To engage in sexual intercourse; probably from the expression "bouncing the mattress", but influenced by Roo's psychosexually loaded "Try bouncing me, Tigger!" from the "Winnie-the-Pooh" books.

Compare boink.

bounce

(4)
To casually reboot a system in order to clear up a transient problem. Reported primarily among VMS users.

bounce

(5)
(VM/CMS programmers) Automatic warm-start of a computer after an error. "I logged on this morning and found it had bounced 7 times during the night"

bounce

(6)
(IBM) To power cycle a peripheral in order to reset it.
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For example, magnetic mirrors may eventually serve to bounce moving atoms into narrow beams or to keep them safely in cold storage.
The ball's path becomes unpredictable -- especially after several bounces. If there were no friction, the ball's continuing motion as it rattled around the table would appear random.
Some players and managers claim that Rawlings Sporting Goods Co., the company that makes major league baseballs, "juiced up" the ball--changed it in some way so that it would bounce off the bat with more energy.
If the liquid helium is cold enough, the incoming atoms may bounce away as if the liquid's surface were a perfect mirror.
Schools, nurseries, hospitals, job centres and various other groups will take to their space hoppers as part of Poppyscotland's latest fundraising challenge 'The Big Poppy Bounce' which aims to raise thousands of pounds to help veterans bounce back into civilian life.
Amelia: The difference it bounces, it might bounce slower on here, the carpet, it's not that smooth and it will bounce more on that one, this has more things to hold it on.
If you're like millions of kids around the country, you might play in an inflatable bounce house this summer.
Palm oil may bounce into a range of 2,403-2,420 ringgit per tonne, as suggested by a projection analysis and the hourly RSI.
The degree of movement demonstrated the bridge has plenty of flex, meaning anyone who's alarmed when it bounces as they're walking over it should not be too concerned as it can bounce a lot more than people might think.
In order to have a clean list, you need to manage bounces, "age" your list, eliminate inactive users and allow subscribers to update information.
When James Roumeliotis broke the record, he averaged 9,800 bounces per hour - that's 163 per minute.
Transport minister Nitin Gadkari told reporters after the Cabinet meeting here that the Supreme Court had passed a judgement that if a cheque is received from someone and bounces, then the jurisdiction for initiating action lies in the state where it was issued.