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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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The repair bill is expected to be in the thousands after the vandals burst open doors, tore into walls and pulled the safe open to steal PS600 in cash.
She said: "As the pen started to fill up, I had a chat with Marian and told her I didn't want to stand in front of the perimeter gate again after it had burst open the year before.
DOE officials concluded the contents of the drum were "chemically incompatible" and that gases built up over time, causing the lid to burst open after it was stored at WIPP.
The parents of Stephen Slaughter, four, claim the plastic battery box operating flashing lights on the outfit burst open and flew 15ft in the air.
-- Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck's door burst open.
If a seal is too strong, for example on a snack, pharmaceutical or cornflake package, it becomes very tough to open--if it is too weak it is liable to burst open and spoil the contents.
North Yorkshire Police's trainers, who teach officers how to gain access to a secure property, plan to burst open as many doors as possible with their "Big Red Key" - the implement used to force open a door.
VIBURNUM TINUS (LAURUSTINUS) This useful bushy evergreen, which grows up to 3m (10ft) in height and width, bears flattened clusters of perfumed white flowers which burst open in late winter and spring.
Plant of Week Viburnum tinus THIS useful bushy evergreen, which grows up to 10ft in height and width, bears flattened clusters of perfumed white flowers which burst open in late winter and spring.
The other day a box fell off a lorry and burst open as it went past me.
The lorry's rear door burst open in the accident, shedding millions of one and two euro coins.
Within hours after the PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan inaugurated the main underpass and two of its western loops, a major DJB pipeline burst open, flooding the newly opened roads.