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bump

1. any of the natural protuberances of the human skull, said by phrenologists to indicate underlying faculties and character
2. a rising current of air that gives an aircraft a severe upward jolt
3. Rowing the act of bumping
4. Cricket bump ball a ball that bounces into the air after being hit directly into the ground by the batsman

bump

Increment. E.g. C's ++ operator. It is used especially of counter variables, pointers and index dummies in "for", "while", and "do-while" loops.
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After the Florida shooting incident, President Donald Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to draft regulations to ban bump fire stocks.
Marlin, who worked in the auditor's office from January 2011 until May 2014, also said Bump was attempting ''to curry favor with a possible political ally as part of an independent audit.
The co-founder further noted that on January 31, 2014, Bump and Flock will be removed from the App Store and Google Play and all user data will be deleted after that day.
These bumps were made with the intention of slowing down traffic in Sana'a, but infrastructure here is sometimes built haphazardly.
Dr Helen Ashdown said: "Asking patients whether their pain worsened going over speed bumps turns out to be a good way of assessing people with suspected appendicitis.
Researchers from the University of Oxforf d and Stoke Mandeville Hospital quizzed 101 patients who were referred to hospital for suspected appendicitis earlier this year - 64 of whom travelled over speed bumps en route to hospital.
With over 85 million downloads in the past three years of the original Bump app, the company is expanding its focus to other areas using their design philosophy, which is to minimize the friction involved in exchanging information and data between people.
After developing the technology, Bump turned its system into an open application programming interface (API) that other services can use to drive all sorts of connections.
I paid pounds 50 to have the tracking done on my car and when I asked for a guarantee was told they he couldn't give me one as the first speed bump I went over could knock it out of alignment again.
The bump locations need to be entered into the design.
This particular bump - or sleeping policeman, as they used to be known - in Loughor, Swansea, has been voted as one of the most hated in the whole of Britain.
Apartment communities that use one lock format and re-key apartment homes following each moveout might be inviting burglars who go bump in the night.