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. Sally Ride, President, Space.com:

    I wasn't really scared. I was very excited, and I was very anxious. When you're getting ready to launch into space, you're sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen.

  2. Olga Krasilnikova:

    I saw it was flying, flew right over me. From that side, i saw smoke in the sky, then I heard an explosion and I saw a huge blue (cloud of) smoke.

  3. Lassina Zerbo:

    One would not anticipate that North Korea would go for new testing at a time when they are engaged in discussions with their brothers from the South, in the 21st century, they are the only country to have conducted a nuclear test explosion. In the 21st century, the world is too civilized for anyone to resume testing.

  4. Kevin Daly:

    I was a mile away from Indian Point when the transformer explosion occurred. Yikes...

  5. Scott Ferrell:

    And probably a second later, I heard the explosion, (Then) there were power lives down everywhere. It was pretty chaotic (and) surreal.

Images & Illustrations of explosion

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