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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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Unlike conventional weapons, cluster bomblets survive for many years, luring little children with their ?ttractive appearance.
(1) But in conflicts where cluster bombs are utilized and when the battles have ended, unexploded cluster bomblets inevitably remain, sometimes wounding and killing innocent people when they return to their homes.
>> The US Army announced in January 2006 that as the dud rate of the M85 DPICM bomblets could not be brought below one per cent, most if not all GMLRS rockets bought in the future would be M31s.
A cluster bomb is a large weapon that opens in midair, scattering hundreds of soda-can-size submunitions called bomblets. They can be delivered by aircraft or launched from ground-based artillery, rocket, and missile systems.
As dangerous as the bomblets are when they explode, they can be even deadlier when they fail to detonate.
Launched from the ground or dropped from the air, cluster bombs split open before impact to scatter multiple bomblets over a wide area.
JSOW (Joint Standoff Weapon): A precision-guided weapon developed by the United States and its allies carrying submunitions or bomblets. The guidance system allows the pilot to launch the weapon from a safe distance.
Though he was tended in the field by his Marine buddies, young Suarez wasn't evacuated for two hours because of the danger from other bomblets, and he died in the helicopter on the way to medical help.
There is what might be seen as a degree of a split between European and American views of bomblet rounds.
Craig Appleby, 36, from Farnham in Surrey, received fatal injuries when a bomblet exploded in the south of the country on Thursday.
Gomi, 36, was convicted of causing the death of the airport security guard and injuring the five people when a bomblet he was carrying went off.
Each Mat-120 bomblet can penetrate up to 150 mm of steel while scattering effective fragments over a 15-metre radius.