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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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Soon the blood burst forth, and could be seen trickling in a thousand threads down the hunchback's black shoulders; and the slender thongs, in their rotatory motion which rent the air, sprinkled drops of it upon the crowd.
But wrath, hatred, despair, slowly lowered over that hideous visage a cloud which grew ever more and more sombre, ever more and more charged with electricity, which burst forth in a thousand lightning flashes from the eye of the cyclops.
At this idea, he burst out laughing all at once, in quite unaffected mirth, and without giving any explanation.
A single yell burst from the woods, and all was again still.
"Ay, ay," muttered the scout, who had listened to this peculiar burst of the natives with deep attention; "they have warmed their Indian feelings, and they'll soon provoke the Maquas to give them a speedy end.
The roof was mended, a kitchen maid was found--a crony of the village elder's--hens were bought, the cows began giving milk, the garden hedge was stopped up with stakes, the carpenter made a mangle, hooks were put in the cupboards, and they ceased to burst open spontaneously, and an ironing-board covered with army cloth was placed across from the arm of a chair to the chest of drawers, and there was a smell of flatirons in the maids' room.
According to Vikram Ravi of Caltech, detecting fast radio bursts can be difficult since they are considered to be rare cosmic events.
"This is the big breakthrough that the field has been waiting for since astronomers discovered fast radio bursts in 2007," CSIRO lead author Dr Keith Bannister said.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Astronomers have nearly doubled the known number of 'fast radio bursts'-- powerful flashes of radio waves from deep space.
Jansky Very Large Array in New Mexico to catch nine bursts from FRB 121102, localizing it to within 0.1 arcsecond.
NEOCELL'S JOINT BURSTS SOFT CHEWS: NeoCell has introduced Joint Bursts, which combine the nutrients collagen type 2, turmeric and hyaluronic acid into soft chews that are formulated to help keep joints hydrated.
In BFSM, the source edge-node buffers a certain number of bursts with the same source and destination, and these bursts are composited into a burst-flow.