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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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It is easy to see, using Remark 2.4 and Corollary 2.6, that the map [beta] o [[alpha].sup.-1] induces a smooth (real analytic) map [beta] o [[alpha].sup.-1] between the blow-ups such that the following diagram commutes.
"Those blow-ups can have a positive effect on the team in their next game, once the air had been cleared.
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.
Her disappointments have led to a series of blow-ups, damaging her relationships and her business.
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.
At the end of the show, two floors up, what should surely be the climactic section on Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia (white plaster moulds of details hung unprepossessingly amid black-and-white blow-ups of period photographs) is rounded off by a long line of period (black-and-white) postcards of the devastation wrought by the riots of Semana Tragica or 'Tragic Week' of 1909, almost an abortive revolution.
The dinner-table conversations, the blow-ups, the expressions of dissatisfaction with how their world is turning.
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."
3 More Energy for 18 Holes: One of the biggest culprits of back nine blow-ups is loss of energy resulting in reduced powers of concentration, poor mental confidence and bad swing mechanics.
Manager Whitey Herzog said of his so-called "F Troop": "Defensively these guys are substandard, but with our pitching it really doesn't matter." When Herzog was replaced by Billy Martin--did the frying pan-fire cliche occur to anyone?--the club did go from sub-basement to being contenders for the '74 division, but along the way witnessed so many blow-ups from the self-styled "Little Dago" that it hardly mattered.
Two crucial engine blow-ups for Chris Harris and Stuart Robson cost them victory in their final Elite League fixture of the campaign on a traumatic night that was typical of Coventry's travails during 2004.