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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.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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So please notice that several serious analysts have suggested that the Chinese banking system looks rather like Japan's on the eve of the bursting bubble: lots of bad loans, extensive graft, and a "family structure" wrecked by the disastrous "'planning" system that has produced a surfeit of males.
Strain into a chilled champagne flute and add the bursting bubbles, if using.
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In 2014, Sinn came out with The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Beliefs (Oxford University Press) that Harvard University economist Kenneth Rogoff praised as having "produced perhaps the most important scholarly book on the euro in at least a decade, one that should be read carefully by all sides of the debate.
Previous spikes in earnings divergence owed much to significant write-downs in certain sectors in the wake of various bursting bubbles down the years.
Tycoon strikes it rich Tycoon Prince spent most of last season bursting bubbles in bumpers but his own reputation took a severe dent when he could finish only third behind Three Stars in the Grade 3 For Auction Novice Hurdle.
Turkey will sooner or later pay the price with bursting bubbles. Add to the mix the massacre of natural resources and grotesque cities.
RISING SEAS AND BURSTING BUBBLES: Today, events both wildly unpredictable and apparently inexorable confront us at every turn.
Beyond the whirr of the window fan, the rasp of human discourse continues, but down there in the breathy depths of enamel all you can hear are the gentle sighs of scented foam, punctuated by the phhlup of bursting bubbles and the occasional gush of the hot tap, whose four knobbed fingers respond to the press of the big toe on your left foot - resting there, bunions sculpted in majesty, by the empty soap dish on the slippery brink.