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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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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.
The one who did the bombing might not be a suicide bomber," he said.
Forty-eight hours later, Jundollah carried out a double suicide bombing at a Zahedan mosque that killed 28.
Grayling focuses on the four-night July 1943 "Operation Gomorrah" incendiary bombing of Germany's second-largest city, Hamburg; it produced the first-ever firestorm, and killed more than 45,000 people, at a loss of fewer than 100 British aircraft and crews.
ATE undercover informant Carol Howe warned her superiors weeks before the OKC bombing that leaders at Elobim City were planning a major terrorist offensive.
Another mixed-type and mixed-category attack is the simultaneous al-Qaeda suicide and car bombings of an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya (parallel devices), which occurred at the same time as the attempted shooting down of an Israeli 757 jetliner in the same city (dispersed attacks) on November 28, 2002.
There are other veterans who do not want to overlook the moral complexity of World War II: the imperial intentions of the Allies even as they declared it a war against fascism, and for democracy; the deliberate bombing of civilian populations to destroy the morale of the enemy.
This would change with the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, the first act of international terrorism within the United States, which world launch Mylroie on a quixotic quest to prove that Saddam's regime was the most important source of terrorism directed against this country.
As devastating attacks on civilians in Israel and Iraq recently demonstrate, suicide bombings have become a grimly efficient terrorist industry.
During the 1940 bombings, the royal couple toured London each day to offer comfort and encouragement.
Mahajan cited the bombings of Afghanistan, Iraq, Serbia and Sudan, as well as the crippling sanctions against Iraq.