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Definition of the noun blowup

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noun - plural: blowups

  1. a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonyms of blowup: detonation / explosion
    • more generic word: discharge = the sudden giving off of energy
    • more specific terms:
      • airburst = an explosion in the atmosphere
      • blast = an explosion
      • backfire = a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
      • big bang = the cosmic explosion that is hypothesized to have marked the origin of the universe
      • backfire / blowback = the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
      • fragmentation = the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes
      • inflation = a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
  2. an unrestrained expression of emotion
  3. a photographic print that has been enlarged

Alternative definition of the noun blowup


  1. An explosion, or violent outburst
  2. [photography] An enlargement


"Blowup", or Blow-Up, is a 1966 film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni about a fashion photographer, played by David Hemmings, who believes he has unwittingly captured a murder on film. It was Antonioni's first entirely English-language film.

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Google previewPlatinum Pohl (2007)

The Collected Best Stories by Frederik Pohl

The next blowup is the last ...

Google previewAlgebraic Surfaces and Holomorphic Vector Bundles (2012)

by Robert Friedman

passing through p, which necessarily meets a transversally, and its proper transform f" on the blowup is a curve disjoint from a' and such that (f')* = –1. Clearly, E + f' is a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nonlinear Science (2006)

by Alwyn Scott

Theexactsolution defines the scaling lawforself- similar blowup in the critical KdVequation.The blowup rate is modified due to generation of the radiation field, which makes the balance between theleft-and right-hand sides of the momentum ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parallel Computing (2011)

by David Padua

the machine cost blowup, that is, the ratio between the cost of U and the cost of the machines in the class, and (b) the slowdown, that is, the worst-case ratio between the time taken by U ...

Google previewThe Dream Encyclopedia (2009)

by James R Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

psyche, and hence is a warning to the individual to let off steam before a blowup. Vomit The retching sensation of vomiting in a dream often indicates that one needs to discard and eject from one's life something that is revolting to the person.

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Scrabble value of B3L1O1W4U1P3

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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