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Synonyms for blowup

a violent release of confined energy, usually accompanied by a loud sound and shock waves

a sudden violent expression, as of emotion

Synonyms for blowup

a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

a photographic print that has been enlarged

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The customary way to construct the blow-up of [R.sup.m+n] at [R.sup.m] is to define it to be the closure of the embedding
The Keegan years were full of great football and big blow-ups. The Ashley years are also proving controversial, originally with him wanting to sell the club, but now for better things.
Through blow-ups different life cycles like Alter Eco System, Energy Flow, Life: Individual to Biosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle and Nitrogen Cycle, have been displayed.
Another new for an art exhibition is that blow-ups of most of the art works will be displayed at various hotspots and metro stations.
The Celtic manager said: "I actually think dressing-room blow-ups can be a good thing from time to time.
"The show has so many different surfaces, there's something for someone who just wants to come and have a good time and look at the colours and the blow-ups, but for people who have a little more insight, if you care to look through the surface, like the Mary Ellen Mark photographs and I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues to the beautiful dancing in Believe, to the domestic violence scene in Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me, there's more there.
* For the FADER 60 Spring Style issue release party we took over an empty gallery on Spring Street, hung up photo blow-ups from previous fashion stories and brought in New Jersey's Brick Bandits to play a heavy selection of classics (and that one Marilyn Manson song).
He possesses half of the chips in play at one point, only to turn kamikaze and perform one of the biggest blow-ups in recent poker history, eliminating himself in fourth position for a EUR600,000 payday.
Large-scale photo blow-ups lifted from a treasure trove of black and white prints given to the artist by his grandmother, as well as historic photographs he collects, animate these works to place African Americans at the center of American and world history.
Basically, they should be likened to "B" movie artists who are judged by the number of car crashes, blow-ups and the amount of brain matter spattered around by bullets.
This book is exquisitely produced and an eye for detail is shared with the viewer in large blow-ups that begin each chapter.
Becca Mann is as much a historian of photography as she is a painter, and indeed the six oil-on-wood panels that comprise her first show at Roberts & Tilton attest to an abiding sensitivity to America's uneradicable past, whether seen as photographic memories or as flawed, abstracted reconstructions --in this case, her uniquely painterly "blow-ups" of late-nineteenth-century photographs, including images of the Civil War, Western Expansion, and Manifest Destiny.
Initially, this may keep the rider from having to deal with blow-ups. But eventually it always backfires, simply because the horse never develops the skill of listening to the rider no matter what else is going on around him.
(However, once he was sentenced, she was denied access to Al-Arian himself.) Blow-ups from various formats look fine on the big screen, and final song, by Morten Naess, provides a powerful coda.
Former Federal Reserve Governor Lyle Gramley, appearing with Duncan during an economic press briefing, said that the signs point to a brief and moderate slowing of growth--barring no "geopolitical blow-ups."