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(from the article `mass spectrometry`) In the vacuum spark source, a pulsed, high-frequency potential of about 50 kilovolts is built up between two electrodes until electrical breakdown ...
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• (v. i.) To produce, or give off, sparks, as a dynamo at the commutator when revolving under the collecting brushes. • (n.) A lover; a gallant; a beau. • (n.) That which, like a spark, may be kindled into a flame, or into action; a feeble germ; an elementary principle. • (n.) A brisk, showy, gay man. • (n.) A small, shinin...
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noun a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction
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[architects] SPARK is an award winning international architecture and urban design practice based in Beijing, London, Singapore and Shanghai. Since 2001 the studio was responsible for designing a wide range of projects from complex multi-phase mixed use buildings to small scale special urban infill projects. == Practice == Spark is an archi...
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[cellular automaton] In Conway`s Game of Life and similar cellular automaton rules, a spark is a small collection of live cells that appears at the edge of some larger pattern such as a spaceship or oscillator, then quickly dies off. Sparks are commonly separated by some distance from the main body of the pattern -- the analogy is to an obj...
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[fire] A spark is an incandescent particle. Such sparks may be produced by pyrotechnics, by metalworking or as a by-product of fires, especially when burning wood. ==Pyrotechnics== In pyrotechnics, iron filings and metal alloys such as magnalium may be used to create sparks. The quantity and style of sparks produced depends on the compositi...
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[horse] Spark was part of the first pair English-bred Thoroughbred horses imported to the Province of Maryland in 1747 by Provincial Governor of Maryland, Samuel Ogle. Spark was given to Ogle by Lord Baltimore during Ogle`s trip to England in 1740. Spark had previously been given to Lord Baltimore by Frederick, Prince of Wales. The importat...
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[magazine] Spark is the official student newspaper of the Victorian College of the Arts Student Union. It is published four times per year and is free to all Victorian College of the Arts students. Spark is also the official student newspaper of the Lakota East High School. The publication is run almost entirely by students of Lakota East H...
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[mathematics] By contrast, the rank of a matrix is the smallest number k such that all sets of k + 1 columns in A are linearly dependent. The concept of the spark is of use in the theory of compressive sensing, where requirements on the spark of the measurement matrix are used to ensure stability and consistency of various estimation techni...
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[programming language] SPARK is a formally defined computer programming language based on the Ada programming language, intended for the development of high integrity software used in systems where predictable and highly reliable operation is essential. It facilitates the development of applications that demand safety, security, or business...
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[Record of Lodoss War character] ...
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[rocket] SPARK, or Spaceborne Payload Assist Rocket - Kauai, also known as Super Strypi, is an American expendable launch system which is being developed by the University of Hawaii, Sandia and Aerojet Rocketdyne. Designed to place miniaturized satellites into low Earth and sun-synchronous orbits, it is a derivative of the Strypi rocket whi...
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[software] Spark is a free and open source software web application library and domain-specific language written in Java. It is an alternative to other Java web application frameworks such as JAX-RS, Play framework and Spring MVC. It is dependent on the Jetty web server . Inspired by Sinatra (software), it does not follow the model–viewâ€...
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[U.S. organization] The Spark group is a US Trotskyist organization. It aligns internationally with the Lutte Ouvrière tendency. Spark originated as a faction within the Spartacist League that was attracted to the French group Voix Ouvrière`s method of propagandizing in the factories. They allied temselves with the Turnerites against the ...
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[University of Reading Newspaper] ...
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Spark intransitive verb To sparkle. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
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Spark noun [ Middle English sparke , Anglo-Saxon spearca ; akin to Dutch spark , sperk ; confer Icelandic spraka to crackle, Lithuanian spragëti , Greek ... a bursting with a noise, Sanskrit sph...rj to crackle, to thunder. Confer Speak .] ...
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1. A small particle of fire or ignited substance which is emitted by a body in combustion. 'Man is born unto trouble, as hte sparks fly upward.' (Job v. 7) ... 2. A small, shining body, or transient light; a sparkle. ... 3. That which, like a spark, may be kindled into a flame, or into action; a feeble germ; an elementary principle. 'If any spark o...
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A high energy discharge through a gas that lasts for a very short time, it is accompanied by a flash of light and a sharp crackling noise.
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HMS Spark was a British Sealion Class submarine of 715 tons displacement launched during the early 1940's. HMS Spark was armed with one 3-inch gun; one 20 mm anti-aircraft gun; three machine-guns; six 21-inch torpedo tubes in the bow and one external 21 inch torpedo tube. She had a top speed of 14.5 knots surfaced and 10 knots submerged, could cras...
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Spark is slang for an electrician.
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spark, in electricity: see arc.
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