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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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'A lot of Asian analysts are saying that his release, particularly after having served such a short time, has given a huge morale boost to the Jihadist movement in Asia, increasing the likelihood of further bombings.'
(3) Serge Schmemann, "Bombings in Jerusalem: The Overview," New York Times, September 7, 1997, sec.
Recently, a man wrote to me who had heard me speak on the radio about that bombing mission and said he was also on that mission.
This is not to suggest that Americans did not suffer profoundly in the aftermath of the bombings. Original Child Bomb includes interviews with two members of the Atomic Veterans Association actively involved in anti-nuclear advocacy (and still seeking acknowledgment and compensation from the US Government) after suffering from exposure to radiation at the hands of the US military, both in Japan and during post-war nuclear testing.
As Mylorie was fighting against the tide of expert opinion to prove her case that Saddam was behind the '93 bombing, her neocon colleagues at AEI and elsewhere were formulating an alternative vision of U.S.
It sported the caption, "Is this baby a Taliban fighter?" (32) Afghan widows, orphans and old men who survived the bombings "are so angry, angry at the Americans," said General Sahib Jan Loodin Alozai, deputy governor of Paktia province.
The German government has denied recent newspaper reports that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi had admitted to being involved in two terrorist bombings in the 1980s, including the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in December 1988.
People have become more aggressive against us--especially during the war." In fact, gay men and lesbians were described as enemies of the state during the bombings and implicated by government officials as NATO collaborators, Duric said.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines confirmed Wednesday the media report that said the twin bombings in Jolo cathedral last January were carried out by an Indonesian couple.
Oscar Albayalde said on Monday that the PNP Crime Laboratory has already finished its investigation into the bombings, including on the identities of the two bombers.