English noun: explosion
|1.||explosion (event) a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction|
|Narrower (hyponym)||airburst, backfire, backfire, big bang, blast, blowback, fragmentation, inflation|
|2.||explosion (act) the act of exploding or bursting|
|Samples||The explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children.|
The burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft.
|Broader (hypernym)||change of integrity|
|Narrower (hyponym)||detonation, fulmination|
|3.||explosion (event) a sudden great increase|
|Samples||The population explosion.|
The information explosion.
|4.||explosion (event) the noise caused by an explosion|
|Samples||The explosion was heard a mile away.|
|5.||explosion (communication) the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant|
|Broader (hypernym)||release, tone ending|
|Part meronym||occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop, stop consonant|
|6.||explosion (communication) a sudden outburst|
|Samples||An explosion of laughter.|
An explosion of rage.
|Broader (hypernym)||blowup, ebullition, effusion, gush, outburst|
|7.||explosion (act) a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball|
|Broader (hypernym)||golf shot, golf stroke, swing|