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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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Using conventional explosives and methods, only about 10 percent of the reserve can be recovered over 20 years from a 160-acre well site.
A "dirty bomb" does not require mastery of nuclear bomb production, but uses conventional explosives together with radioactive material.
It addresses building design, development, and operations while offering improved survivability of buildings and occupants subjected to terrorist or criminal attacks involving nuclear, chemical, and biological agents or conventional explosives.
In a so-called "dirty bomb", conventional explosives are used to disperse radiation from any radioactive source, such as from hospitals and factories which are less well protected.
The RAND study found that terrorism remains a real--albeit uncertain--national security threat, with the most likely scenarios involving arson or explosives being used to damage property or conventional explosives or firearms used to kill and injure civilians.
It could also be used to make "dirty bombs", which combine radioactive materials with conventional explosives, and cause radiation contamination in areas around the explosion sites.
The sites include the Parchin military base where the IAEA wants to probe claims that scientists conducted tests of conventional explosives that it says would be "strong indicators of possible nuclear weapon development".
In a dirty bomb, conventional explosives are used to disperse radiation from a radioactive source, which can be found in hospitals or other places that are generally not very well protected.
There were no radiological implications as the blaze broke out in a part of the plant which deals with conventional explosives, but residents near by were evacuated.
The conventional explosives continued to go off for days after the initial blasts were over, and it took the authorities several weeks to secure the site.
Not even all weapons designers are familiar with modern security safeguards, such as conventional explosives within a nuclear weapon that render the weapon useless if precise operating procedures are not followed.
DHS has a small office of bombing prevention and its science and technology directorate has a division dedicated to conventional explosives research and development efforts.

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