What's the difference between flash and lightening?
(v. i.) To burst or break forth with a sudden and transient flood of flame and light; as, the lighting flashes vividly; the powder flashed.
(v. i.) To break forth, as a sudden flood of light; to burst instantly and brightly on the sight; to show a momentary brilliancy; to come or pass like a flash.
(v. i.) To burst forth like a sudden flame; to break out violently; to rush hastily.
(v. t.) To send out in flashes; to cause to burst forth with sudden flame or light.
(v. t.) To convey as by a flash; to light up, as by a sudden flame or light; as, to flash a message along the wires; to flash conviction on the mind.
(v. t.) To cover with a thin layer, as objects of glass with glass of a different color. See Flashing, n., 3 (b).
(n.) To trick up in a showy manner.
(n.) To strike and throw up large bodies of water from the surface; to splash.
(n.) A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash of lightning.
(n.) A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a momentary brightness or show.
(n.) The time during which a flash is visible; an instant; a very brief period.
(n.) A preparation of capsicum, burnt sugar, etc., for coloring and giving a fictious strength to liquors.
(a.) Showy, but counterfeit; cheap, pretentious, and vulgar; as, flash jewelry; flash finery.
(a.) Wearing showy, counterfeit ornaments; vulgarly pretentious; as, flash people; flash men or women; -- applied especially to thieves, gamblers, and prostitutes that dress in a showy way and wear much cheap jewelry.
(n.) Slang or cant of thieves and prostitutes.
(n.) A pool.
(n.) A reservoir and sluiceway beside a navigable stream, just above a shoal, so that the stream may pour in water as boats pass, and thus bear them over the shoal.
(1) Osman had gone close before that, flashing a shot over from seven yards after a corner.
(2) The data indicate that hot flashes may start much earlier and continue far longer than is commonly recognized by physicians or acknowledged in textbooks of gynecology.
(3) 'frequent' and probability of 'rare' flashes was 20%.
(4) All are satisfied by [Formula: see text], where N is the size of rod signal, constant for threshold; theta, theta(D) are steady backgrounds of light and receptor noise; varphi is the threshold flash with sigma a constant of about 2.5 log td sec; B the fraction of pigment in the bleached state.
(5) The flash visually evoked cortical potential (VECP) was recorded in 18 human albinos.
(6) The mixed-valence-state cytochrome oxidase mixed with O2 at -24 degrees C and flash-photolysed at -60 to -100 degrees C reacts with O2 and initially forms an oxy compound (A2) similar to that formed from the fully reduced state (A1).
(7) Dementia produced a slowing of the major positive (P2) component of the flash VEP but did not affect the latency of the flash P1 component or the P100 pattern-reversal component.
(8) We have investigated the relationship between rhodopsin photochemical function and the retinal rod outer segment (ROS) disk membrane lipid composition using flash photolysis techniques.
(9) The signal recovers rapidly (approximately 90 s) and can be repeated in a succession of flashes.
(10) Repeated flashes above a few per second do not so much cause fatigue of the VEPs as reduce or prevent them by a sustained inhibition; large late waves are released as a rebound excitation any time the train of flashes stops or is delayed or sufficiently weakened.
(11) Three types of behavior of the compound eye of Daphnia magna are characterized: 'flick', a transient rotation elicited by a brief flash of light; 'fixation', a maintained eye orientation in response to a stationary light stimulus of long-duration; 'tracking', the smooth pursuit of a moving stimulus.
(12) The instrument is based on an established procedure for dark adaptation measurement in which the subject continuously adjusts the threshold luminance of a recurrently flashing stimulus.
(13) Justice League, a followup to Dawn of Justice featuring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, arrives in May 2017, with a film starring Flash and the Green Lantern debuting the following Christmas.
(14) A 300 mus decay component of ESR Signal I (P-700+) in chloroplasts is observed following a 10 mus actinic xenon flash.
(15) A comparative study is made, at 15 degrees C, of flash-induced absorption changes around 820 nm (attributed to the primary donors of Photosystems I and II) and 705 nm (Photosystem I only), in normal chloroplasts and in chloroplasts where O2 evolution was inhibited by low pH or by Tris-treatment.
(16) In the presence of dextran sulphate the recombination of hemoglobin with carbon monoxide after flash photolysis is biphasic and the fraction of quickly reacting material increases with dilution of the protein.
(17) For all its posing and grooming, there are no nightclubs - the only flashing lights along this coast are the glowworms strobing across the grass at dusk.
(18) It was a wonderful piece of close control from Cassano, taking out two defenders in one movement, and Balotelli was quicker and more decisive than his marker, Holger Badstuber, to flash his header past Neuer.
(19) The visibility of a 1 degree, 200-msec flash on a large yellow field was measured as a function of the intensity of a coincident pedestal flash (a flash that was the same in both temporal intervals of a two-alternative forced-choice trial).
(20) The mean firing rates were significantly altered by either electrical or flash stimuli repeated 500 times at 0.97 Hz in those units which showed no transitory response.
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lighten
(1) Daily subcutaneous injection of L-dopa for 4 weeks into 2-year-old low egg production hens resulted in a lightening of feather color to snow white and increased oviduct and ovary weights and the development of well developed follicles.
(2) I ask if he ever wishes the critics would lighten up around him.
(3) This unexpected non-linear trend may reflect a progressive tendency toward 'lightening' of sleep with increasing age.
(4) Clinical trials on 28 patients with port-wine stains of the face and neck using this laser demonstrated a 75% response rate with greater than 50% lightening of the lesions.
(5) Their carefully judged mischief lightened the whole mixture like stiffly beaten egg-whites.
(6) But it's also undeniable that Indians who grew up in the 80s and 90s have been in many ways morally and imaginatively conservative: they are the context, for instance, in which wish-fulfilling skin lighteners like Fair & Lovely have flourished.
(7) As previously shown with colchicine, preincubation of frog skin with vinblastine, vincristine, or colcemid produced an increase in darkening induced by MSH, as compared to control skins, and a dosage-dependent inhibition of subsequent lightening.
(8) Skin-lightening creams are widely used in Taiwan, but their content is poorly controlled.
(9) Patients aged between 3 months and 6 years (44 patients) had a better response after the first treatment (55% lightening) than did patients aged between 7 and 14 years (29 patients with a 48% lightening; p = 0.027).
(10) By sharing the load, we lighten the load – and together we can chip away at the debt and deficits that are currently costing Australians $1bn every single month in interest, in dead money,” Abbott said in a YouTube video released on Monday.
(11) This difference in density is not related to increased sensitivity to ionizing radiation but the degree of post-irradiation change in density (lightening) is proportional to the initial density, i.e.
(12) Following a complete repair, the anesthesia of the mothers was allowed to lighten.
(13) Forty-one over-the-counter skin lightening creams were analysed for hydroquinone content, and the accuracy of tables of contents supplied with these products was assessed.
(14) Advocates of open adoption believe that it lightens and in some cases alleviates the grieving process after relinquishment.
(15) In his speech, Hunt also called for the regulatory burden to be lightened for broadcasters to allow them to be more flexible and said Ofcom would be slimmed down under a Tory government.
(16) The court said his sentence was lightened because he was an accessory to the murder, not the instigator, and because he had confessed and shown remorse.
(17) Over a couple of pints, we cover all the big stuff: Victoria Beckham, rivers of blood, what it'll be like being deputy PM to Boris ("Boris needs me; he needs lightening up"), and the attempt to ban menthol cigarettes .
(18) This article describes a simple way to circumvent major internal alteration to the Blue Ray copier to permit an easy and effective lightening process.
(19) A properly functioning general-practitioner hospital with good facilities including visiting consultants can greatly lighten the work load of the district general hospital.
(20) Substantial lightening or total clearing occurred in 18 (78%) of 23 amateur tattoos and 3 (23%) of 13 professional tattoos in which the protocol was completed.