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1. a form of heat treatment used to harden and finish ceramic materials or to prepare certain ores for further treatment by calcination
2. overheating of an alloy during heat treatment in which local fusion or excessive oxide formation and penetration occur, weakening the alloy
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Conversion of one element to another by nuclear fusion, such as hydrogen to helium or helium to carbon.
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The firing of clay products placed in a kiln.
Permanent damage to a metal caused by heating beyond temperature limits of the treatment.
Deep pitting of a metal caused by excessive pickling.
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The flame cutting of metal plates to a desired shape.
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To write a write-once optical medium such as a CD-R, DVD-R or BD-R disc. Such a disc is considered "burned," because once recorded, it cannot be erased and rewritten. The term is also erroneously used for rewritable disks, such as CD-RWs and DVD-RWs, but rewritable media are not "burned;" they are "written." Burn means "once and done." See CD-R, DVD-R and DVD+R. See also burn in.

A Burned Disc
You can see the "burned" part of this CD-R disc by noticing the slight change in reflectivity on the recording side. In this example, the arrow points to the end of the small recorded area, which is less than 6% of the 700MB capacity of the disc.

Burning Man

An annual event that takes place in Black Rock City, a temporary venue in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. The non-profit Burning Man Project organizes the event, which is held the week before Labor Day (www.burningman.org). Established in San Francisco in 1986, Burning Man was initially a celebration of the arts and radical, free expression. While its tag line is "a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance," it has evolved into a much higher-profile event, including social media and Silicon Valley personalities as well as celebrities. People register their "Burner Profile" for tickets and activities.

crypto burning

(CRYPTOcurrency burning) Taking cryptocurrency tokens out of circulation. By eliminating an amount of crypto, the value of the remaining coins should theoretically increase. Unsold tokens may be burned after an initial coin offering (ICO), while coins may be periodically burned for various purposes. For example, Binance burns BNB tokens because it committed to a total of 100 million burned. Tether burns an equivalent amount of tokens when the coins are withdrawn. See crypto glossary.
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