firing

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Electronics

  • The excitation of a circuit or device via a brief pulse.
  • The use of a pulse to excite a magnetron or TR tube.
  • In a gas-discharge tube, the ionization which initiates the flow of current.
  • In a saturable reactor, the transition from a non-saturated state to a saturated state.
  • The heating of certain nonmetallic mineral substances, such as silicon dioxide or clay, so as to form a ceramic. Also, other similar bondings using heat.

Military

  • adjective relating to the firing of weapons or the detonation of explosives
  • noun an act of firing weapons
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