Explosion

An explosion is a rapid increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner, usually with the generation of high temperatures and the release of gases. Supersonic explosions created by high explosives are known as detonations and travel via supersonic shock waves. Subsonic explosions are created by low explosives through a slower burning...
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explosion

(from the article `combustion`) An acceleration of a combustion reaction, whether caused by a rise in temperature or by an increase in the lengths of reaction chains, can lead to an ... The transition from combustion to explosion is caused by an acceleration of the reaction, induced either by a rise in temperature or by increasing ... ...
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explosion

[n] - a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction 2. [n] - the act of exploding or bursting something
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Explosion

• (n.) The act of exploding; detonation; a chemical action which causes the sudden formation of a great volume of expanded gas; as, the explosion of gunpowder, of fire damp,etc. • (n.) A bursting with violence and loud noise, because of internal pressure; as, the explosion of a gun, a bomb, a steam boiler, etc. • (n.) A violent outbu...
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explosion

detonation noun a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
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Explosion

Ex┬Ěplo'sion noun [ Latin explosio a driving off by clapping: confer French explosion explosion. See Explode .] 1. The act of exploding; detonation; a chemical action which causes the sudden formation of a great volume of expanded gas; as, the explosion of gunpowder,...
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explosion

1. The act of exploding; detonation; a chemical action which causes the sudden formation of a great volume of expanded gas; as, the explosion of gunpowder, of fire damp,etc. ... 2. A bursting with violence and loud noise, because of internal pressure; as, the explosion of a gun, a bomb, a steam boiler, etc. ... 3. A violent outburst of feeling, man...
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Explosion

A bunker shot that sends the ball, and accompanying sand, (hopefully) onto the green. Also known as a "blast".
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explosion

a sudden increase of pressure and temperature, due to oxidation or other exothermic reaction
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explosion

explosion 1. The action of treating with scorn, rejecting (a notion, system, etc.); rejection. 2. The action of driving out, or of issuing forth, with violence and noise; an instance of the same. 3. The action of going off with a loud noise under the influence of suddenly developed internal energy; an instance of this; also used in reference to ele...
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Explosion

is an uncontrolled chemical reaction which generates a large amount of heat and gas in a short period of time.
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Explosion

is an uncontrolled chemical reaction which generates a large amount of heat and gas in a short period of time.
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Explosion

The rapid release of energy arising from combustion processes, electrical systems or pressure storage systems. See also Secondary Explosion.
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Explosion

The sudden and violent release of mechanical, chemical or nuclear energy from a confined space which creates a heat wave that travels at subsonic speeds. Often used interchangeably with detonation.
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Explosion

The sudden conversion of chemical energy into kinetic energy with the release of heat, light and mechanical shock
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Explosion

The sudden production of a large quantity of gas, usually hot, from a much smaller amount of a gas, liquid, or solid. See also: Explosive Decompression, Implosion.
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explosion

Type: Term Pronunciation: eks-plō′zhŭn Definitions: 1. A sudden and violent increase in volume accompanied by noise and release of energy, as from a chemical change, nuclear reaction, or escape of gases or vapors under pressure.
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