annihilation


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annihilation

[ənī′əlā′shən]
the total transformation of matter into energy, as when an antimatter positron collides with an electron. Two photons are created, each with an energy equaling the mass of the individual particles at rest.
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The Annihilation has been coming in for the last couple of months at Addiewell but I know for a fact it is going into other prisons too.
This week, ACMD chair Professor Les Iversen told a meeting that the public body was "ahead of the game" with regards to Annihilation and had determined that it was made from a synthetic form of cannabis.
Particles formed from annihilations do not have structure such as [gamma]-rays formed from particle-antiparticle annihilation.
During the planning phase of Barbarossa, the German military laid the groundwork for a brutal campaign of annihilation, issuing directives for the murder of captured political officers, recommending harsh collective actions against civilians in the event of sabotage or partisan activity, willfully creating conditions that led to the deaths of millions of Soviet POWs, and blending military, racial, and political categories in such a way that antipartisan operations might entail the elimination of any group deemed objectionable.
After centuries of peaceful coexistence with other groups, the Ibandi face possible annihilation at the hands of the Herculean, genocidal Mk*tk.
Given the probable annihilation of limbo, whom do I see about restoring my grade in religion class?
The scrupulous agglomerations of paper, cardboard, Styrofoam, string, wire, and other assorted craft materials that made up this new suite of works operate, as usual, at the very limits of technical feasibility, seeming always just one inadvertently swung backpack away from annihilation.
If we play like we did tonight, it's a good thing we're both Christian schools because it'll be an annihilation of biblical proportions.
The positron annihilation signal observed in the opals is affected by the phase of diagenesis (maturity) and the degree of dehydration of opals.
We present you with this book, which embodies the soul of the Jewish community in Bedzin, in gratitude and full appreciation for your humanitarian and courageous dedication in rescuing human lives from sure annihilation.
According to the prosecutor, only God could give a mandate to kill humans and reap destruction and that Harrison had no such authority to leave "murder and death and destruction and utter annihilation in his wake.
More than that, it became enmeshed with the systematic annihilation of European Jewry through a fatal tradition of estrangement and enmity towards the Jews," the Evangelical Church in Germany said in a statement.