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un·ex·plod·ed ord·nance

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  1. unexploded ordnancenoun

    Abandoned, neglected, or derelict explosives, especially anti-personnel mines, usually from inactive conflicts.


  1. Unexploded ordnance

    Unexploded ordnance are explosive weapons that did not explode when they were employed and still pose a risk of detonation, potentially many decades after they were used or discarded. In the United States UXO, as defined in 10 USC 101, is one of three categories of military munitions that may pose unique explosives safety risks that fall under the broader term "Munitions and Explosives of Concern". The other two categories of MEC are Discarded Military Munitions, as defined in 10 USC 2710 and Munitions Constituents or MC, as defined in 10 USC 2710, that is present in high enough concentrations to pose an explosive hazard.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unexploded ordnance in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unexploded ordnance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    The Maroon Fire posed some unique challenges that there were some big KV power lines running through there that we needed to be able to protect from the fire then also an unexploded ordnance area that we wanted to be able to put fire in but we didn’t want to put firefighters on the ground for obvious reasons.

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  • उपयोग न किया गया आयुधHindi
  • 不発弾Japanese

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