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Meaning of "H-bomb" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF H-BOMB

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF H-BOMB

noun
adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
H-Bomb is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES H-BOMB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

H-bomb

Thermonuclear weapon

A thermonuclear weapon is a nuclear weapon design that uses the heat generated by a fission reaction to compress and ignite a nuclear fusion stage. This results in a greatly increased explosive power. It is colloquially referred to as a hydrogen bomb or H-bomb because it employs hydrogen fusion, though in most applications the majority of its destructive energy comes from uranium fission, not hydrogen fusion alone. The fusion stage in such weapons is required to efficiently cause the large quantities of fission characteristic of most thermonuclear weapons. The concept of the thermonuclear weapon was first developed and used in 1952 and has since been used in most of the world's nuclear weapons. The modern design of all thermonuclear weapons in the United States is known as the Teller-Ulam design for its two chief contributors, Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, who developed it in 1951 for the U.S., with certain concepts developed with the contribution of John von Neumann. The first test of a hydrogen bomb prototype was the "Ivy Mike" nuclear test in 1952, conducted by the United States.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE H-BOMB

H grade
h-bar
H-beam
H-block
H-hour
h.
h.a.
H.M.S.
h´m
H8
ha
Ha-erh-pin
ha-ha
ha´p´orth
ha´pence
ha´pennies
ha´penny
HAA
haaf
Haakon IV

WORDS THAT END LIKE H-BOMB

A-bomb
atomic bomb
bath bomb
bomb
car bomb
cherry bomb
cluster bomb
dirty bomb
dive-bomb
drop an f-bomb
f-bomb
firebomb
hydrogen bomb
like a bomb
nuclear bomb
photobomb
pipe bomb
smoke bomb
the bomb
time bomb

Synonyms and antonyms of H-bomb in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «H-bomb» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF H-BOMB

Find out the translation of H-bomb to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of H-bomb from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «H-bomb» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

氢弹
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Bomba H
570 millions of speakers

English

H-bomb
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हाइड्रोजन बम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

H- قنبلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Водородная бомба
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

H -bomb
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এইচ-বোমা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

H - bombe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bom H
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

H-Bombe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

水爆
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

H- 폭탄
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

H-bomba
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

H- bom
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எச்-குண்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एच-बॉम्ब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hidrojen bombası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

H - bomb
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

H - Bomb
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Воднева бомба
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

H - bombă
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

H - βόμβα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

H- bom
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

H - bomb
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

H - bombe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of H-bomb

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «H-BOMB»

The term «H-bomb» is normally little used and occupies the 117.298 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «H-BOMB» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about H-bomb

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «H-BOMB»

Discover the use of H-bomb in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to H-bomb and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Britain and the H-Bomb
Britain and the H-Bomb reveals why, in the 1950s, the government wanted a British H-bomb, how the scientists and engineers developed it in only three years, and what were the historic consequences of their achievements.
Lorna Arnold, 2001
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From Crossbow to H-bomb
This is a comprehensive history of weapons from Archimedes' catapult down to MIRV and the ABM, as well as a thoughtful examination of the application of science to warfare and its effects on military strategy.
Bernard Brodie, Fawn McKay Brodie, 1973
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Dark Sun: The Making Of The Hydrogen Bomb
Based on secret files in the United States and the former Soviet Union, this monumental work of history discloses how and why the United States decided to create the bomb that would dominate world politics for more than forty years.
Richard Rhodes, 2012
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The Atomic Times: My H-Bomb Year At The Pacific Proving ...
A gripping memoir describes one young soldier's tour of duty at the Atomic Energy Commission's Pacific Proving Ground at Eniwetok during the 1950s, describing the ups and downs of life in the shadow of the nuclear tests and radiation ...
Michael David Harris, 2005
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The H-Bomb Girl
The end of the whole world could be just days away. At the heart of it all is fourteen-year-old Laura Mann. She's on the run, hunted by strange forces fighting over the future of humanity. Laura is the H-Bomb Girl.
Stephen Baxter, 2008
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The Day We Lost the H-Bomb: Cold War, Hot Nukes, and the ...
At once epic and intimate, this book recounts in stunning detail the fragile peace Americans had made with nuclear weapons–and how the specter of imminent doom forced the United States to consider not only what had happened over Palomares ...
Barbara Moran, 2009
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Helen: The Life and Times of an H-bomb
Equally, The Book Is A Wonderfully Witty And Provocative Examination Of Middle-Class Indian Morality; The Politics Of Religion, Gender And Sexuality In Popular Culture; And The Importance Of The Song, The Item-Number And The Wayward Woman ...
Jerry Pinto, 2006
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Adventures of an H-bomb Mechanic: The Story of a Top Bomber
This is the story of a country boy whose transition from college into military life brought increasing involvement with advanced weaponry of the Cold War.
Alex Gabbard, 2005
9
The H-Bomb and the Jesus Rock
Ralph. I peeked in their room. Dad went to work, I could tell because his greens were gone. That's what he calls his janitor pants and shirt, his greens. He always lays them over the back of the chair in there and they were gone. So that was ...
John Manderino, 2010
10
A Horse Called H Bomb
This is one devious horse, it takes every opportunity it can to buck you off and leave you on foot miles from home.
Randy Stensaas, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «H-BOMB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term H-bomb is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Sentimental Journey' takes flight in Prince Albert
... in Operation Greenhouse, which was an operation where the flew remotely controlled B17s through the mushroom clouds of H-bomb tests.”. «Prince Albert Daily Herald, Jul 15»
2
Radioactive WWII wreckage discovered off Californian coast
The region, in the Marshall archipelago, was used to carry out 67 nuclear tests, including the explosion of the first H-bomb in 1952. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Conor McGregor won UFC gold but what did we learn about him?
Dan Henderson's brutal overhand right earned its own nickname of the H-Bomb, Georges St-Pierre's double-leg takedown secured him ... «SkySports, Jul 15»
4
Book excerpt: How the father of big science went small with the …
His role bequeathed us what is now Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which he founded largely to pursue H-bomb research. Lawrence ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
5
Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So …
Chilling things has given us space rockets, the H-bomb, MRI scanners and in vitro fertilisation, not to mention the extraordinary feat of the “cold ... «The Sunday Times, Jul 15»
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FC Barcelona's Starting XI: July 2015 Edition
Gerard Piqué has shown that he is a force to be reckoned with, taking a slow 2014 campaign and igniting an H-bomb of a 2015. Mascherano ... «isportsweb.com, Jul 15»
7
Questions and answers with Kenneth Ford
The retired physicist, who played a key role in the H-bomb's development, weaves biography, political history, and nuclear science into his new ... «Physics Today, Jul 15»
8
The Best and Worst from Invicta 13: Cyborg vs. Van Duin
Sure, it's not the "H-Bomb" that Dan Henderson violently flings around, but it was an innovative way to make her opponent uncomfortable and ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
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Thirty Years Later: The Bombing of the Rainbow Warrior
... 1954 “when the Americans exploded the H-bomb Bravo on Bikini atoll,” as Robie wrote in Eyes of Fire. “The bomb was a 15-megaton giant, ... «Earth Island Journal, Jul 15»
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Soul Pocket set to hit amphitheater stage Saturday
... of guitarist David Rhoads Brown (Warsaw Falcons) and guitarist Harvey Freedman (H-Bomb Ferguson) put together the Soul Pocket Band. «The Rushville Republican, Jul 15»

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