Pyrotechnics
Pyrotechnics Pyr`o*tech"nics, n. The art of making fireworks; the manufacture and use of fireworks; pyrotechny. [1913 Webster]

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  • pyrotechnics — ► PLURAL NOUN 1) a firework display. 2) (treated as sing. ) the art of making fireworks or staging firework displays. 3) a spectacular performance or display: vocal pyrotechnics …   English terms dictionary

  • pyrotechnics — 1729, from PYROTECHNIC (Cf. pyrotechnic) (also see ICS (Cf. ics)). Figurative sense is from 1901 …   Etymology dictionary

  • pyrotechnics — [pī′rə tek′nēpī΄rə tek′niks] n. [see PYROTECHNIC] the art of making and using fireworks: also pyrotechny [pī′rə tek′nē] pl.n. 1. a) a display of fireworks b) fireworks; esp., rockets, flares, smoke bombs, etc., as for signaling c …   English World dictionary

  • Pyrotechnics — The term pyrotechnics can also be used for fireworks events. Pyrotechnics is the science of materials capable of undergoing self contained and self sustained exothermic chemical reactions for the production of heat, light, gas, smoke and/or sound …   Wikipedia

  • pyrotechnics — [[t]pa͟ɪroʊte̱knɪks[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Pyrotechnics is the making or displaying of fireworks. The festival will feature pyrotechnics, live music, and sculptures. 2) N PLURAL Impressive and exciting displays of skill are sometimes referred to as… …   English dictionary

  • pyrotechnics — noun plural Date: 1729 1. singular or plural in construction the art of making or the manufacture and use of fireworks 2. a. a display of fireworks b. a spectacular display (as of extreme virtuosity) < verbal pyrotechnics > < keyboard… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pyrotechnics — py|ro|tech|nics [ˌpaırəuˈteknıks US rə ] n [Date: 1800 1900; : Modern Latin; Origin: pyrotechnia, from Greek pyr ( PYRE) + techne art ] 1.) [plural] formal or technical a public show of ↑fireworks 2.) [U] technical the skill or business of making …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pyrotechnics — plural noun 1》 a firework display.     ↘[treated as sing.] the art of making fireworks or staging firework displays. 2》 a spectacular performance or display: vocal pyrotechnics …   English new terms dictionary

  • pyrotechnics — pirotechnika statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Šviečiamųjų, padegamųjų arba dūminių degiųjų mišinių gamyba ir naudojimas. atitikmenys: angl. pyrotechnics rus. пиротехника …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • pyrotechnics — /puy reuh tek niks/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) 1. the art of making fireworks. 2. the use of fireworks for display, military purposes, etc. 3. a display of fireworks. 4. a brilliant or sensational display, as of rhetoric or musicianship. 5 …   Universalium

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