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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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. Christopher Willingham:

    Through all of her treatment, and despite the pain she was in, her temperament never changed. - Cpl. Juan Rodriguez There were no human casualties during Lucca’s bomb-sniffing patrols. Her career ended in March 2012 when she lost her leg and suffered chest burns from a bombing in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. Cpl. Juan Rodriguez, who was her handler at the time, stayed by her side throughout each step of Lucca’s recovery. The explosion was huge and I immediately feared the worst for Lucca, i ran to her and saw her struggling to get up. I picked her up and ran to the shelter of a nearby tree line, applied a tourniquet to her injured leg and called the medics to collect us.

  2. Evan Hoffman:

    A huge, huge bang, thump, almost, explosion, it started shaking back and forth and the roof tiles started crashing down and the power went out.

  3. Paul Hetherington:

    They usually go into a hibernation in winter but due to this very warm winter they have not. So what else do slugs do? They breed and they eat, so there is a high likelihood that we are going to see a slug explosion given that many of their predators are in decline.

  4. Aaron Stein:

    What gives us pause about this attack is that while the others were haphazard and sloppy ... the size of this explosion suggests something more sophisticated, that would suggest organisation beyond a lone wolf cooking up something in their kitchen.

  5. Con Edison:

    Not all of the participants involved in this investigation reached the same conclusion concerning the sequence of infrastructure failures that led to the explosion.

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