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electromagnetic pulse

n. Abbr. EMP
1. The pulse of intense electromagnetic radiation generated by a nuclear explosion.
2. A short-duration, broadband, high-intensity emission of electromagnetic energy, such as lightning.
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electromagnetic pulse

n
1. (General Physics) a surge of electromagnetic radiation, esp one resulting from a nuclear explosion, which can disrupt electronic devices and, occasionally, larger structures and equipment. Often abbreviated to: EMP
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a surge of electromagnetic radiation, esp one resulting from a nuclear explosion, which can disrupt electronic devices and, occasionally, larger structures and equipment. Often abbreviated to: EMP
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electromagnetic pulse

The electromagnetic radiation from a strong electronic pulse, most commonly caused by a nuclear explosion that may couple with electrical or electronic systems to produce damaging current and voltage surges. Also called EMP. See also electromagnetic radiation.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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