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burst

A brief flux of intense radiation with a sudden onset and rapid decay, as is observed from Jupiter and from the Sun at radio wavelengths. Solar radio bursts are associated with flares. See also gamma-ray bursts; X-ray burst sources.

burst

[bərst]
(communications)
A sudden increase in the strength of a signal being received from beyond line-of-sight range.
A group of bits of characters that are transmitted together as a unit.
A group of errors that occur together in a communication and alter its content.
(computer science)
To separate a continuous roll of paper into stacks of individual sheets by means of a burster.
The transfer of a collection of records in a storage device, leaving an interval in which data for other requirements can be obtained from or entered into the device.
A sequence of signals regarded as a unit in data transmission.
(electronics)
An exceptionally large electric pulse in the circuit of an ionization chamber due to the simultaneous arrival of several ionizing particles.
A radar term for a single pulse of radio energy.
(ordnance)
Continuous fire from an automatic weapon, as from an aircraft machine gun, sometimes described as a long or short burst.
The explosion of a projectile, bomb, or similar munition.
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In fact, argues Palo Alto's Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy, outside the burst bubble the state has outperformed the rest of the country.
Yet while the burst bubble and economic slowdown is likely to curtail the scope of unfettered experimentation, it seems clear that there will also be a continuing fermentation and questioning of Japan's social economic and cultural values and that Japanese architecture will continue to be as richly paradoxical and enthralling as the urban culture in which it is inescapably conceived.
Pessimists point to Japan's burst bubble of a decade ago as foreshadowing a similar collapse in the United States.
PHOTO : Figure 1 - schematic of burst bubble latex defect
The suburbs are not alone; the big cities are beginning to feel the damage caused by the burst bubble.