Definitions

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  • adj. Occurring in abrupt bursts, especially of information

Etymologies

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burst +‎ -y

Examples

  • According to an upcoming report by the DASH7 Alliance, which ReadWriteWeb got an early peak at, DASH7 is typically used for applications requiring low power, "bursty" wireless communication.

    ReadWriteWeb

  • Ticketing is by its nature a "bursty" business - ninety percent of the company's activity takes place when a ticket "on-sale" event occurs.

    No Jitter

  • Generally speaking, clouds tend to be most cost effective in situations involving "bursty"

    Betanews

  • I / O optimizations make Exchange less "bursty" and better suited to desktop-class SATA drives;

    Reseller News

  • Rather than occurring randomly, they came in a characteristic "bursty" distribution over time; days of extreme violence were clustered as well.

    ScienceNOW

  • "bursty" amounts of traffic, and there are countless other uses business can deploy.

    Wireless Week Headline News

  • Transplanted Brooklynite Allie Alvarado now calls the D.C. area home, and she is quickly gaining buzz for her bright, bursty electro-pop songs, which she performs under the moniker Painted Face.

    Getting Up Guide: Pay tribute to Tony Hawk, Robert Johnson

  • Servers hosting scores of VMs create unpredictable traffic patterns, especially when running bursty applications such as streaming video and storage, Force10 says.

    Force10 unveils VM-optimized Gigabit Ethernet switch

  • 'Stylo' is nice, but a little one note depending, that is to say, perhaps a touch too much on the expression tension between Albarn's weary half-sung portion and Womack's lung-bursty yodelling.

    Gorillaz, Plastic Beach (2010)

  • In addition to being generally more efficient, Kestrel adds several new features, such as a facility for handling significantly bursty queues.

    Archive 2009-01-01

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