jamming (See jam)
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]
4 deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems [syn: jamming, electronic jamming]
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"
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]
- Rhymes: -æmɪŋ
- present participle of jam
Jamming may mean:
- Techniques to limit the effectiveness of an opponent's communications and/or detection equipment.
- In physics, the term jamming is used for apparent changes of state; for example, a granular medium suddenly acting like a solid.
- E-mail jamming, used by electronic political activists or hackers to disable e-mail systems
- Jamming (fanzine), a late 1970s to early 1980s UK music fanzine edited by Tony Fletcher.
- Jamming (or jam session), an informal, semi-improvised performance by a group of rock or jazz musicians.
- Jamming (dance), cheered show-offs during social dancing.
- A set of climbing moves that involve wedging a body part into a crack when rock climbing.
- Culture jamming, the act of using existing mass media to comment on those very media themselves, using the original medium's communication method.
- Jamming, a song by Bob Marley from the Album, Exodus (album).
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