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Definition of the noun blob

What does blob mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: blobs

  1. an indistinct shapeless form
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • more generic term: amorphous shape = an ill-defined or arbitrary shape

Alternative definition of the noun blob

noun

  1. A shapeless or amorphous mass; a vague shape or amount, especially of a liquid or semisolid substance; a clump, group or collection that lacks definite shape.
  2. In astronomy, a large cloud of gas. In particular, an 'extended Lyman-Alpha blob' is a huge body of gas that may be the precursor to a galaxy.
  3. [dialect] A bubble, a bleb.

Specialised definition of the noun blob

Glossary of sports / cricket

a score of naught; so called because it is round (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

  • usage: slang

Definition of the verb blob

What does blob mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: blobbed, blobbing

  1. make a spot or mark onto

Phrases with Blob

  1. Blob Out
  2. may blob
  3. Water-Blob

Character

The Blob is a Marvel Comics supervillain, an adversary of the X-Men. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, he first appeared in X-Men #3.

Game

"Blob" is a platform-puzzle game, developed by Jonnathan Hilliard and published by Core Design for the Commodore Amiga personal computer. The game was released in the United Kingdom on September 1, 1993.

  • publisher: Core Design
  • released on (21 years ago)

Group

BLOB is a musical group.

  • also known as the great BLOB in the sky
  • album: "Fate"

Miscellanea

  1. Blob a.k.a. Binary large object: A blob is a collection of binary data stored as a single entity in a database management system. Blobs are typically images, audio or other multimedia objects, though sometimes binary executable code is stored as a blob. Database support for blobs is not universal.
  2. Blob: Blobs are sections of the visual cortex where groups of neurons that are sensitive to color assemble in cylindrical shapes. They were first identified in 1979 by Margaret Wong-Riley when she used a cytochrome oxidase stain, from which they get their name. These areas receive input from parvocellular cells in layer 4Cβ of the primary visual cortex and output to the thin stripes of area V2. Interblobs are areas between blobs which receive the same input, but are sensitive to orientation instead of color. They output to the pale stripes of area V2.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Blob

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Google previewIntroduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots (2011)

by Roland Siegwart, Illah Reza Nourbakhsh, Davide Scaramuzza

Blob detectors A blob is an image pattern that differs from its immediate neighborhood in terms of intensity, color, and...

Google previewHighlights on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (2012)

10th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems by Javier Bajo Pérez, Juan M. Corchado Rodríguez, Emmanuel Adam, Alfonso Ortega, María N. Moreno, Elena Navarro, Benjamin Hirsch, Henrique Lopes-Cardoso, Vicente Julián, Miguel A. Sánchez, Philippe Mathieu

Specifically, the addition of a specific component for the detection of blobs from infrared images (see Fig. 4) is illustrated. According to the definition accepted by the image processing community, a blob is a set of connected pixels of an image.

Google previewThe Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters (2014)

by Professor Jeffrey Weinstock

The Blob has no personality—no human traits whatsoever; “it is merely a mass of unexplained protoplasm driven to ingest living creatures, and does so in a very simple fashion: it merely absorbs them into its own body” (Warren 119).

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geographic Information Science (2008)

by Karen Kemp

The term BLOB is used in the computer world to describe a data entity that is not of a standard primitive data type (e.g.,

In geographic information systems, BLOB database fields are often used to store important data, such as coordinates , ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of textiles: Textile automation

by P. V. Vidyasagar

Especially in the case of blobs, one may calculate the number of pixels of the blob (corresponding with the 0th moment or area); the center coordinates (first moments); the circumference; and the orientation; the latter being derived from the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1989)

Volume 21 - Supplement 6: ADA and Distributed Systems to Visual Languages by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

BEGIN MOVE BARM TO P * BLOB + 0.2 * ZHAT VIA P * BLOB + 3 * ZHAT WHERE VELOCITY = NILVEC; CENTER BARM; MOVE BARM TO SET-DOWN WITH DEPARTURE = VECTOR ( 0, -4, ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2007)

by Terry Victor, Tom Dalzell

2a dead sheep or cow NEW ZEALAND, 2000 blob noun 1 in cricket,a batsman's innings scoreofno ...

Google previewDictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English (1904)

Containing Words from the English Writers Previous to the Nineteenth Century which are No Longer in Use, Or are Not Used in the Same Sense. And Words which are Now Used Only in the Provincial Dialects

Blob, s. (1) A blunt termination to what is usually pointed.

Google previewThe New Hacker's Dictionary (1996)

by Eric S. Raymond

BLOB o- block transfer computations This is a blivet any random object of unknown purpose (similar to hackish use of frob). It has also been used to describe an amusing trick-the-eye drawing resembling a three-pronged fork that appears ...

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Quotes about Blob

One blob of red in the wrong place and the audience isn't looking at the hero, they're looking at a patch of curtain (or something similar) and your whole effect is lost. (Terence Fisher)
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Scrabble value of B3L1O1B3

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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