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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.
Forty-eight hours later, Jundollah carried out a double suicide bombing at a Zahedan mosque that killed 28.
The British began nighttime area bombing of cities because prior to 1943 that was the only way their Bomber Command could strike Germany without heavy losses.
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.
Referring to the July 7 bombing of a double-decker bus, he said, "To have two employees in a company of about 50 people on the same bus seems incredibly unlikely, but it was even more remarkable that they both survived.
Twenty-one people were killed in the bombing in Poso in Central Sulawesi in May.
During the previous year, the Oklahoma City bombing had provided the Clinton administration with a convincing pretext to push for more federal police powers to deal with the supposed burgeoning threat from violent "anti-government" forces, and so-called anti-hate groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Center for Democratic Renewal, and the Anti-Defamation League pointed to the Aryan Nations, the Aryan Republic Army, the National Alliance, and the Ku Klux Klan as proof of the growing menace.
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.
It was accompanied by too many atrocities on our side--too many bombings of civilian populations.
In what amounts to the discovery of a unified field theory of terrorism, Mylroie believes that Saddam was not only behind the '93 Trade Center attack, but also every antiAmerican terrorist incident of the past decade, from the bombings of U.
As devastating attacks on civilians in Israel and Iraq recently demonstrate, suicide bombings have become a grimly efficient terrorist industry.