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light·ning

astrapophobia, keraunophobia.
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Drug slang A regional term for amphetamine
Public health A meteorologic phenomenon caused by a massive atmospheric discharge of electricity, which typically occurs during thunderstorms, and rarely also during volcanic eruptions or dust storms
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lightning

Public health A meteorologic phenomenon caused by a massive discharge of electricity. Cf Lightening.
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BOLT FROM THE BLUE: A lightning strike over Rugby caught on camera by Twitter user @PhlexMedia1 early yesterday
Fielding, "Carbon nanofiber paper for lightning strike protection of composite materials", Composites Part B: Engineering, 41, (2), 2010, 192-198.
In 2004, there were 278,000 paid claims for lightning strikes with an average cost of $2,646 per claim, according to III.
In a 2001 incident, smoke began to collect in the passenger compartment of an MD80 after a lightning strike. The flight crew declared an emergency and returned for landing.
Once lightning strikes, it can spread and strike other objects, including people, up to 60 feet away from the initial point of contact.
Fact: Rubber-soled shoes and rubber tires provide no protection from lightning--in a car the metal shell provides a pathway for the lightning strike to flow around the vehicle provided the car has a hardtop metal roof (not a convertible).
It employs the point discharge principle by providing thousands of points with specific point separation that simultaneously produce ions over a large area, thus preventing the formation of a streamer, the precursor of a lightning strike. DAS prevents strikes by continually lowering the voltage differential between the ground and the charged cloud to well below lightning potential, even in the midst of a worst-case storm.
"The lightning strikes were hurting our availability, productivity, and the bottom line," he says.
Autopsy findings included arborization--erythematous marks in a branching pattern characteristic of lightning injury--on her left anterior torso but no other visible pathology related to the lightning strike.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists have discovered a connection between lightning strikes and two kinds of gamma-ray phenomena in thunderclouds.
The lightning strike is said to have occurred on Na Gruagaichean, a 3,465ft Munro on the eastern side of the Mamores.