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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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In the existing literature [10-13] several jamming detection approaches were proposed to detect the presence of jamming in the sensor networks for upstream data communication.
In a report presented to the Majlis last week, the Meteorological Organization claimed it was unable to forecast the storm because of signals emitted by jamming devices, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported.
Further, the work for installing the mobile phone jamming devices would also be started at 10 other prisons in Sindh including the Juvenile jail in Landhi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Larkana in very short period of a month.
BEIRUT: Preliminary investigations into the jamming of Arabsat satellite transmission shows that it is originating from Ethiopia, Telecommunications Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui said Wednesday, calling on Arabsat's operator to secure new frequencies for its transmission in Lebanon.
Another area that I think is very important is relevancy--making sure that what you're Jamming about is relevant and ties to a business need that the company cares about, perhaps a transformation that's ongoing.
In reality, searches are not always effective, and technology permits jamming to be targeted very precisely.
A satellite photo released by the Wall Street Journal early this week showed suspected communications and radar jamming equipment on Mischief Reef, the largest of China's seven outposts.
One major goal of decision-making is to improve the jamming benefit, which is mainly measured by power, frequency, jamming space, and jamming patterns in the existing research [7-11].
An enhanced short-time Fourier transform (STFT) jamming mitigation system is proposed in [13] which employs several windows to increase time-frequency plane resolution.