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Synonyms for burst

Synonyms for burst

to come open or fly apart suddenly and violently, as from internal pressure

to release or cause to release energy suddenly and violently, especially with a loud noise

to become manifest suddenly and in full force

burst out: to speak suddenly or sharply, as from surprise or emotion

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

a sudden violent expression, as of emotion

a concentrated outpouring, as of missiles, words, or blows

Synonyms for burst

the act of exploding or bursting

rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

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a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)


a sudden intense happening

come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

burst outward, usually with noise

move suddenly, energetically, or violently

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be in a state of movement or action

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emerge suddenly

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break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

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The problem of burst loss in optical burst switching (OBS) networks was suggested to be solved by gathering wavelength usability statistics and assigning specific wavelengths for some bursts according to their predetermined priorities.
Detecting a radio burst is difficult and the astronomers spent 11 months sifting through data to discover the four radio bursts from outside the Milky Way galaxy.
asp) that two bursts, seemingly nearby, appear to have no supernova associated with them.
The gamma-ray burst, called GRB 060218, lasted almost 2,000 seconds, which is about 100 times as long as a typical burst.
They have shown a striking absence of afterglows--and it is only by afterglows that bursts can be accurately located.
Since BeppoSAX was launched in 1996, its unmatched ability to detect the exact location of a fleeting gamma-ray burst has made it possible to look for the lingering afterglow of a burst, which can take the form of X-rays, visible light and other types of radiation.
After recent testing, we found Matisse Networks' optical burst switching technology to be the kind of reliable and powerful high-bandwidth interconnect solution that meets our current needs," said Mark Seager, assistant department head for Advanced Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
An international research team said the radio bursts lasted for just a few milliseconds, but that their brightness and distance suggest they came from billions of light years away following a "catastrophic event".
In an upcoming Nature, researchers report using the Hubble Space Telescope to analyze the home galaxies of 42 long-duration gamma-ray bursts.
The talk of the meeting was the newly announced, tentative link between some gamma-ray bursts and evidence of supernova explosions.
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq:VTSS), today extended its commitment to the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) market by introducing the GPON PRO family of physical media dependent (PMD) devices including the industry's first GPON OLT burst mode receiver solution.
Gamma-ray bursts are directional, but less than I percent of supernovas are associated with gamma-ray bursts.
We don't know what causes these bursts or where they are produced.
Taken together, the two bursts "imply the existence of a significant population of [faint] gamma-ray bursts that go undetected at larger distances," Soderberg says.