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Computers
An abnormal termination of a program being executed, which requires that the computer be rebooted.
 
Drug slang
A regional street term for a large quantity of various drugs of abuse—e.g., crack, heroin, or a large marijuana cigarette.
 
Military noun
A device designed to cause physical damage to a specified area, by exploding on impact or when a particular event occurs—e.g., being moved, or on a timer.

verb To attack an opponent with (aerial) bombs.
 
Popular psychology
See Time bomb.

Radiation oncology
A container formerly used to store radioactive materials (e.g., radium) for future use in radiotherapy.

Vox populi
The significance of the word bomb may depend on whether the speaker uses the indefinite article—e.g., “a bomb”, which means that the subject matter is awful— or the definite article—e.g., “the bomb”, which means that the subject matter is cool, fashionable or exciting.

bomb

Military medicine A device designed to cause physical damage to a specified area, by exploding on impact or when a particular event occurs–eg, being moved. See B-61, Dirty bomb, Genetic bomb Popular psychology See Time bomb.

bomb

A radioactive source held in a container for the purpose of RADIOTHERAPY.
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Erdoy-an Tetik, father of Korkmaz Tetik, who was among the victims of the Ankara bombings, told Today's Zaman on Monday that he and others visited the Ankara Public Prosecutor's Office and Parliament in order to receive support and find out more about their loved ones' deaths.
The one who did the bombing might not be a suicide bomber," he said.
Marolyn Davenport, vice president for government affairs at the Real Estate Board of New York, said after the World Trade Center bombing, owners took a very hard and careful look at their building security and systems, and employee training.
The indictment also says that three days before the bombings a phone call was made to the Hatay Police Department's Anti-Terrorism Unit warning that the Urgent Ones were preparing to stage a bomb attack in Turkey.
Prosecutors initially planned to charge Bashir in the Bali bombing attacks using another antiterrorism law that specifically targets those involved in the Bali bombings.
The FBI claimed that McVeigh acted alone during the actual attack (Nichols and Fortier had solid alibis), yet on the day of the bombing, McVeigh went into a store and bought Cokes and cigarettes, even though McVeigh didn't smoke (the store owner would testify there was another man in the Ryder truck with McVeigh).
Mahajan cited the bombings of Afghanistan, Iraq, Serbia and Sudan, as well as the crippling sanctions against Iraq.
Following yesterday's confessions, all six bombings in Saudi Arabia between November and May have been confessed to, except a May 15 parcel bombing that seriously injured an American.
While denying that Gadhafi had admitted involvement in the bombings, the government did confirm that Steiner had met with the Libyan leader on 17 March to discuss international terrorism, according to United Press International.
Simply bombing targets does not win wars or defeat the enemy.
The factory was involved in the production of materials for chemical weapons," explained the president matter-of-factly after the bombing, which injured at least 10 people.
While Iraq's potential for developing weapons of mass destruction should not be totally discounted, Saddam's lack of full cooperation with the inspections regime prior to the December 1998 bombings and his subsequent outright refusal to cooperate is far more likely a desperate power play by a weakened tyrant than an indication that Iraq was hiding anything potentially threatening to neighbors.