verb (used with object)
to test (equipment or matériel) for resistance to sudden impact or stress.
plural noun, Military. 1. troops especially selected, trained, and equipped for engaging in assault. shock troops plural noun 1. soldiers specially trained and equipped to carry out an assault
- Shock tube
noun 1. an apparatus in which a gas is heated to very high temperatures by means of a shock wave, usually for spectroscopic investigation of the natures and reactions of the resulting radicals and excited molecules
/ˌʃɒkjuːˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ/ noun (pl) -ies 1. a television programme showing members of the public in shocking or violent situations
tool A program from Macromedia for viewing files created with Macromedia Director. Shockwave is freely available as a plug-in for the Netscape Navigator web browser. “Shocked” pages that incorporate documents created in Director can usually only be enjoyed by users with an ISDN or faster connection. (http://macromedia.com/shockwave/). [Filetypes? More detail?] (1998-07-07) networking The propagation of […]