from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The action of a swarm.
- n. A crime where an unsuspecting innocent bystander is attacked by several culprits at once, with no known motive.
- v. Present participle of swarm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of moving in a swarm, as bees from a hive.
- n. In botany, a method of reproduction observed in some of the Confervaceæ and Desmidiaceæ, in which the granules constituting the green matter become detached from one another and move about in their cells; then the external membrane swells and bursts, and the granules issue forth into the water to become new plants.
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For many, the answer has come in "swarming", a practice where hundreds of aliens line up on one side of the border, dozens of Border Patrol on the other, and everyone runs like hell, figuring that at least a few will get through.
With Santonio Holmes 'punt returns setting up two touchdown runs by Troy Smith, and the defense swarming from the second play on, the Buckeyes rolled over San Diego State 27-6 on Saturday.
Such swarming is most apt to occur on a warm, humid afternoon with little wind that in turn occurs 24 hours after at least a moderate rainfall.
I thought Derrick McKey did a good job in swarming the basketball to take away the passer's vision, then he was able to get back and get his hands on Murray's shot.
However, by the 1960s, new forms of covert regime change emerged along the lines that RAND studies called "swarming" - the idea being to develop social manipulation techniques or disruptive outbreaks short of wars or violent uprisings.
If you’re interested in swarming, I highly recommend this book along with Godin’s Tribes and Addison’s Movements that change the world.
A camera tracks the wasps' movements, and those images are fed into a software program that measures food-searching behavior - what nonscientists would call swarming.
When the fatal encounters occurred, the bees had been swarming, which is a time they're usually particularly docile.
Collectively, these are known as swarming algorithms.
We went over a basic introduction to trends that gave rise to "swarming," briefly touched the 7 key concepts of swarming (vision, intimacy, self-organization, transformation, openness, adaptability, and multiplication), and some frequently asked questions.