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spark,

in electricity: see arcarc,
in electricity, highly luminous and intensely hot discharge of electricity between two electrodes. The arc was discovered early in the 19th cent. by the English scientist Sir Humphry Davy, who so named it because of its shape.
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spark

[spärk]
(electricity)
A short-duration electric discharge due to a sudden breakdown of air or some other dielectric material separating two terminals, accompanied by a momentary flash of light. Also known as electric spark; spark discharge; sparkover.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

spark

1. 
a. a momentary flash of light accompanied by a sharp crackling noise, produced by a sudden electrical discharge through the air or some other insulating medium between two points
b. the electrical discharge itself
c. (as modifier): a spark gap
2. a small piece of diamond, as used in the cutting of glass

Spark

Dame Muriel (Sarah). born 1918, British novelist and writer; her novels include Memento Mori (1959), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), The Takeover (1976), A Far Cry from Kensington (1988), Symposium (1990), and The Finishing School (2004)
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SPARK

(language)
An annotated subset of Ada supported by tools supplied by Praxis Critical Systems (originally by PVL).

http://sparkada.com.
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Spark

An open source big data framework from the Apache Software Foundation. Spark is used to analyze huge amounts of real-time data in RAM in contrast to Hadoop (another Apache project), which continuously writes to the storage drive. As a result, Spark is generally many times faster. Because Spark does not have its own distributed file system, it is often used in conjunction with the Hadoop Distributed File System. See Hadoop and big data.
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After I have heard you myself, when the whole of my right side has been benumbed, going on with your master about combustion, and calcination, and calorification, and I may say every kind of ation that could drive a poor invalid distracted, to hear you talking in this absurd way about sparks and ashes!
They would not listen; and drew nearer, saying, while bright sparks showered from their lips, "We will not let you go, for you have promised to be ours if the gems you brought proved worthless; so fling away this cold white cloak, and bathe with us in the fire fountains, and help us bring back to our bosom flames the light we gave you for the child."
Near the mouth of the Plata some circular and oval patches, from two to four yards in diameter, and with defined outlines, shone with a steady but pale light; while the surrounding water only gave out a few sparks. The appearance resembled the reflection of the moon, or some luminous body; for the edges were sinuous from the undulations of the surface.
Spark Go has a fast and reliable Facial Unlock feature which is faster than the typical PIN code or Pattern.
Facebook's Spark AR platform is moving out of its Instagram publishing closed beta.
Through photo and video,augmented reality (AR)lets people customize those moments.Facebook's Spark AR platformalready gives people thetools andresourcesthey need.
In addition, increasing demand for LPG/CNG and petrol automobiles is impelling the demand for spark plugs, thereby boosting the market growth.
The combination will drive an increase in Spark's scale, with over 1m monthly paying subscribers across the two platforms.
[ClickPress, Thu Jun 20 2019] The new research report on global spark plug market is an analysis of the overall development of the global market during the forecast period.
Spark New Zealand, one of New Zealand's largest public companies, uses Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Enterprise Security (ES) to gain end-to-end visibility into all IT and security layers of the organization.
The combination will drive a meaningful increase in Spark's scale, with over one million monthly paying subscribers across the two platforms.