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bomb

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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General Ali Mohsen Obaid, spokesman of the Military Committee, told the Yemen Times that anonymous people, most likely affiliated with Ansar Al-Sharia, started planting explosive devices in different areas of Sana'a recently in order to create chaos.
The bomb squad was called in immediately and they defused the explosive device.
In a detention motion filed in a New York court and another one in the District of Colorado, the government stated, "In furtherance of the conspiracy, Zazi received detailed bomb-making instructions in Pakistan, purchased components of improvised explosive devices, and traveled to New York City on September 10, 2009 in furtherance of his criminal plans.
An explosive device was discovered outside Concorde House, which is just outside Doncaster town centre, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Sooq al-Shiokh emergency company defused an explosive device that was planted inside an old left car, near Sayyid Jaafar mosque, al-Ismailiya al-Thaniya neighborhood, central Sooq al-Shiokh (35 km south of Nassiriya city)," Major Nasser al-Majidi told Aswat al-Iraq eI Voices of Iraq eI (VOI).
Under the new bill, the Airport Police would be given authority to train bomb-sniffing dogs, using real explosive devices.
It would be reasonable to assume that even with the increased training to detect explosive devices or explosive device components in carry on baggage, that some of these items could still make it past the TSA screening personnel.
The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization and the National Defense Industrial Association are cosponsoring the two-day IED conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center to exchange information and explore solutions.
The area around Oak Street and 10th Avenue was closed off for nearly two hours Friday night after police were called in to remove an explosive device.
DETECTIVES were today questioning two people after the discovery of an explosive device and 20,000 tablets thought to be ecstasy.
A chief scientist at the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), Farnborough, has given evidence yesterday to support the theory that Pan Am flight 103 crashed as the result of an explosive device detonating in the aircraft's cargo area.
A Police source told SANA that a suicide terrorist, wearing an explosive device belt, blew up himself inside Hadaya Hotel, at al-Wahda Street in al-Qamishli city.