from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The pulse of intense electromagnetic radiation generated by a nuclear explosion.
- n. A pulse of electromagnetic radiation emitted by certain devices such as citizen band radio and cellular phones.
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- n. A short-duration burst of high-intensity electromagnetic radiation generated by a physical event, in particular by a large thermonuclear explosion in the atmosphere. The pulse causes a damaging surge of voltage within electrical and electronic systems.
- n. Compton-recoil electrons and photoelectrons from photons scattered in the materials of a nuclear event causing electric and magnetic fields to couple with electrical and electronic systems to produce damaging current surges.
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