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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
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Lube will just attract sand, which leads to jamming.
A narrow-bandwidth jamming signal applied to a chirp receiver will only remain in the bandwidth for a small percentage of the time, greatly reducing its jamming effectiveness.
Administration spokesman An Fleischer informed the press that aid to Iraq included equipment provided by "a Russian company that produces GPS [Global Positioning System] jamming equipment," which would block satellite signals used to direct precision-guided bombs and missiles, and to coordinate troop movements.
Jamming may be defined as the deliberate emission of electromagnetic (EM) radiation to reduce or prevent use of a portion of the EM spectrum by an enemy.
Burn-through is a very important concept in jamming, since it deals with the operational circumstances under which jamming remains effective.