What does Explosion mean?

Definitions for Explosion
ɪkˈsploʊ ʒənEx·plo·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. explosion, detonation, blowup(noun)

    a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

  2. explosion, burst(noun)

    the act of exploding or bursting

    "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"

  3. explosion(noun)

    a sudden great increase

    "the population explosion"; "the information explosion"

  4. explosion(noun)

    the noise caused by an explosion

    "the explosion was heard a mile away"

  5. plosion, explosion(noun)

    the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant

  6. explosion(noun)

    a sudden outburst

    "an explosion of laughter"; "an explosion of rage"

  7. explosion(noun)

    a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball

GCIDE

  1. Explosion(n.)

    a sudden and substantial increase; a rapid acceleration; as, the population explosion.

    Etymology: [L. explosio a driving off by clapping: cf. F. explosion explosion. See Explode.]

Wiktionary

  1. explosion(Noun)

    A violent release of energy (sometimes mechanical, nuclear, or chemical.)

    Etymology: From explosionis, genitive form of explosio, from explodo, from ex- and plodo

  2. explosion(Noun)

    A bursting due to pressure.

    Etymology: From explosionis, genitive form of explosio, from explodo, from ex- and plodo

  3. explosion(Noun)

    The sound of an explosion.

    Etymology: From explosionis, genitive form of explosio, from explodo, from ex- and plodo

  4. explosion(Noun)

    A sudden uncontrolled increase.

    Etymology: From explosionis, genitive form of explosio, from explodo, from ex- and plodo

  5. explosion(Noun)

    A sudden outburst.

    Etymology: From explosionis, genitive form of explosio, from explodo, from ex- and plodo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Explosion(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L. explosio a driving off by clapping: cf. F. explosion explosion. See Explode.]

  2. Explosion(noun)

    a bursting with violence and loud noise, because of internal pressure; as, the explosion of a gun, a bomb, a steam boiler, etc

    Etymology: [L. explosio a driving off by clapping: cf. F. explosion explosion. See Explode.]

  3. Explosion(noun)

    a violent outburst of feeling, manifested by excited language, action, etc.; as, an explosion of wrath

    Etymology: [L. explosio a driving off by clapping: cf. F. explosion explosion. See Explode.]

Freebase

  1. 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 process known as deflagration.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. EXPLOSION

    A good chance to begin at the bottom and work up.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. explosion

    The sudden enlargement of the volume of a body by its conversion into gas or vapor. (See Explosives.) The explosion of powder may be divided into three distinct parts, viz.: ignition, inflammation, and combustion, all of which see under their proper headings.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Explosion' in Nouns Frequency: #1731

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How to say Explosion in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Explosion in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Explosion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Explosion in a Sentence

  1. Lassina Zerbo:

    We've developed a system in a way that our detection capability ... can detect low-yield material, a low-yield explosion, better than what was anticipated when the treaty was negotiated.

  2. Ankara Gov. Mehmet Kiliclar:

    The explosion may have been caused by a car bomb.

  3. Brady Ieler:

    I saw a smaller aircraft go straight down, and then there was a big explosion, and smoke filled the sky within 10 seconds.

  4. One Rodeo resident:

    ALASKA WOMAN GETS 60 YEARS FOR SETTING COUCH ABLAZE WITH BOYFRIEND ON IT Contra Costa Fire Department spokesman Steve Hill said the tanks held varying amounts of ethanol. One tank alone contained around 167,000 gallons of the flammable substance. Approximately 200 firefighters were battling the blazes using foam on the flames and water to cool adjacent tanks to prevent them from catching fire. Officials closed Interstate 80, one of the busiest in the Bay Area at the peak of rush hour, causing major traffic jams.The California Highway Patrol said the closure was expected to last at least until midnight. CALIFORNIA LYFT DRIVER IS PULLED OVER SO POLICE CAN ARREST HER PASSENGER One Rodeo resident, One Rodeo resident, told The Associated Press he was sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic trying to get home to his teenage son. His son had called him to say he heard a loud explosion. It literally rocked the house and then soon after, he heard what sounded like a jet plane.

  5. Paul Hetherington:

    So there is a high likelihood that we are going to see a slug explosion given that many of their predators are in decline.

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