jamming


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jam 1

 (jăm)
v. jammed, jam·ming, jams
v.tr.
1. To drive or wedge forcibly into a tight position: jammed the cork in the bottle.
2. To activate or apply (a brake) suddenly. Often used with on: jammed the brakes on.
3.
a. To cause to become unworkable because a part is stuck: The wrinkled paper jammed the copying machine.
b. To cause (moving parts, for example) to lock into an unworkable position: jammed the typewriter keys.
4.
a. To pack (items, for example) to excess; cram: jammed my clothes into the suitcase.
b. To fill (a container or space) to overflowing: I jammed the suitcase with clothes. Fans jammed the hallway after the concert.
5. To block, congest, or clog: a drain that was jammed by debris.
6. To crush or bruise: jam a finger.
7. Electronics To interfere with or prevent the clear reception of (broadcast signals) by electronic means.
8. Baseball To throw an inside pitch to (a batter), especially to prevent the batter from hitting the ball with the thicker part of the bat.
v.intr.
1. To become wedged or stuck: The coin jammed in the slot.
2. To become locked or stuck in an unworkable position: The computer keyboard jammed.
3. To force one's way into or through a limited space: We all jammed into the elevator.
4. Music To participate in a jam session.
5. Basketball To make a dunk shot.
n.
1. The act of jamming or the condition of being jammed.
2. A crush or congestion of people or things in a limited space: a traffic jam.
3. A trying situation. See Synonyms at predicament.

[Origin unknown.]

jam′ma·ble adj.
jam′mer n.

jam 2

 (jăm)
n.
A preserve made from whole fruit boiled to a pulp with sugar.

[Possibly from jam.]

jam′my adj.

jamming

(ˈdʒæmɪŋ)
n
(Mountaineering) mountaineering a rock-climbing technique in which holds are obtained by wedging the hands and feet in suitable cracks

jamming

See: barrage jamming; electronic attack; electromagnetic jamming; selective jamming; spot jamming.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jamming - deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems
ECM, electronic countermeasures - electronic warfare undertaken to prevent or reduce an enemy's effective use of the electromagnetic spectrum
barrage jamming - electronic jamming over a wide range of frequencies simultaneously
selective jamming, spot jamming - electronic jamming of a specific channel or frequency
Translations

jamming

[ˈdʒæmɪŋ] N (Rad) → interferencia f

jamming

[ˈdʒæmɪŋ] n (RADIO) [signal, wavelength] → brouillage m

jamming

n (Rad) → Störung f; jamming stationStörsender m

jamming

[ˈdʒæmɪŋ] n (Radio) → jamming m inv disturbo intenzionale di una trasmissione
References in classic literature ?
In the floating of logs down rivers, instead of having relays of shouters to prevent the logs from jamming, there is now a wire along the bank, with a telephone linked on at every point of danger.
But to come to a stop involved the jamming of myself, molecule by molecule, into whatever lay in my way; meant bringing my atoms into such intimate contact with those of the obstacle that a profound chemical reaction--possibly a far-reaching explosion --would result, and blow myself and my apparatus out of all possible dimensions--into the Unknown.
But all that is gone in a few weeks, and the wild winter locks down again on the land; while at sea the ice tears up and down the offing, jamming and ramming, and splitting and hitting, and pounding and grounding, till it all freezes together, ten feet thick, from the land outward to deep water.