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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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Total quantity or scope: The contracting authority rents regularly external parties for the detection of conventional explosives.
The focus includes reducing vulnerabilities to threats such as IEDs and conventional explosives, weaponized chemical and biological agents, and nuclear materials, among others.
Some have also suggested conventional explosives, claiming that oil prospectors on land have used such blasts to put out fires and seal boreholes.
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Prior to that he was an officer with British special forces, an expert in bomb disposal covering everything from conventional explosives to chemical warfare and nuclear devices before being selected as one of the UK's three inspectors sent to Iraq to look for weapons of mass destruction in the run up to the second Gulf War.
It had been enriched enough to work in a "dirty bomb" which uses conventional explosives to scatter radioactive debris.
But security experts fear they might use radioactive material in a so-called dirty bomb in which conventional explosives would be used to spread nuclear contamination over a widespread area.
The chapter entitled "Hazards" lists four categories of terrorist attack: conventional explosives and secondary devices; chemical agents; biological agents; and nuclear/radiological.
SEVERAL hundred tons of conventional explosives are missing from a former Iraqi military facility, the UN nuclear watchdog said yesterday.
The New York Times reported that recent activities included the movement of materials around several sites, including one close to a location where intelligence agencies reported last year that tests of conventional explosives that could compress a plutonium core and set off a nuclear explosion were conducted.
As reported in later editions of last night's Chronicle, they are also charged with planning to use radioactive materials, chemicals, toxic gases or conventional explosives in an attack.
A "dirty bomb" would cause widespread chaos if the radioactive waste was deliberately ignited by conventional explosives.

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