[flash-oh-ver] /ˈflæʃˌoʊ vər/
Electricity. a disruptive discharge around or over the surface of a solid or liquid insulator.
the moment of conflagration or complete incineration caused by superheated air or combustibles.
verb (used without object)
Electricity. to have or experience a flashover.
an electric discharge over or around the surface of an insulator
the sudden and rapid spread of fire through the air, caused by the ignition of smoke or fumes from surrounding objects
/ˈflæʃˌpækə/ noun 1. (informal) a backpacker who has a considerable disposable income
noun 1. photography using a momentary flash of artificial light as a source of illumination. noun 1. photography in which a flashbulb or electronic flash is used to provide momentary illumination of a dark or insufficiently lit subject
noun, Chemistry. 1. the study of photochemical reaction mechanisms in gases by analyzing spectroscopically the reaction products in a gas mixture irradiated with a powerful light flash. noun 1. (physics) a technique for producing and investigating free radicals. A low-pressure gas is subjected to a flash of radiation to produce the radicals, subsequent flashes being […]
noun 1. a photograph made using flash photography.