AskDefine | Define jamming

Dictionary Definition

jamming (See jam)

Noun

1 preserve of crushed fruit
2 informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage" [syn: fix, hole, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish]
3 a dense crowd of people [syn: crush, press]
4 deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems [syn: jamming, electronic jamming]

Verb

1 press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium" [syn: throng, mob, pack, pile]
2 push down forcibly; "The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor"
3 crush or bruise; "jam a toe" [syn: crush]
4 interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station" [syn: block]
5 get stuck and immobilized; "the mechanism jammed"
6 crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked" [syn: jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad]
7 block passage through; "obstruct the path" [syn: obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, block, close up] [ant: free] [also: jamming, jammed]jamming n : deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems [syn: electronic jamming, jam]

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

jamming
  1. present participle of jam

Extensive Definition

Jamming may mean:
Can also be "slang" for "chilling or "hanging around", widely known in the UK.
jamming in Danish: Jamming
jamming in Dutch: Jamming
jamming in Norwegian: Jamming
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