Blob


Blob

Blob usually means a soft amorphous mass, and may refer to:

* Binary large object (BLOB), in computer database systems
* Metaballs, in computer graphics terms, are organic-looking n-dimensional objects
* Blob (comics), a Marvel Comics supervillain, adversary of the X-Men
* "The Blob", 1958 American science-fiction film depicting a giant amoeba-like alien
** "The Blob" (1988 film), the remake
**"Beware! The Blob", the 1972 sequel.
*"The Blobs", an animated television series
* Blobitecture, in which buildings have an organic, amoeba-shaped, bulging form
* Binary blob, in open source computing, a non-free object file loaded into the kernel
* Blob detection, in computer vision, visual modules that detect regions in the image
* God object, or "The Blob", anti-pattern in object-oriented programming
* Blob (visual system), sections of the visual cortex where groups of neurons which are sensitive to color assemble in cylindrical shapes
* Lyman-alpha blob, a huge concentration of a gas emitting the Lyman-alpha emission line
* Globster, an unidentified organic mass that washes up on the shoreline of an ocean or other body of water
** Chilean Blob, a 13-tonne mass of tissue discovered in 2003 on a beach in Chile, the partial remains of a dead sperm whale
** A mass of sea squirts, found invading many coastal waters around the world
* The Blob (Clayfighter), playable character in the Clayfighter video games
* The terms "blob" and "the blob" are also offensive British slang for a menstruating woman's period.
* Blob is an English mass unit. It is the inch equivalent of the slug unit of mass.

ee also

* Blobject, a colorful, mass-produced, plastic-based, emotionally engaging consumer product
* The Mississauga Blob, a flaming object — later identified as a frisbee — that fell on a back-yard picnic table in Mississauga, Ontario in, 1979
* May blobs, "Caltha palustris" flowers
* "A Boy and His Blob", a video game developed in 1989 for the Nintendo Entertainment System
* Mr. Blobby, Noel Edmonds novelty suit character


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  • Blob — steht für: Blob Architektur, Nicht Standard Architektur oder Freiform Architektur mithilfe von Entwurfssoftware Blob, Schrecken ohne Namen, US amerikanischer Science Fiction Horrorfilm von Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. Der Blob, US amerikanisches Remake… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • BLOB — steht für: Blob Architektur, Nicht Standard Architektur oder Freiform Architektur mithilfe von Entwurfssoftware Blob, Schrecken ohne Namen, US amerikanischer Science Fiction Horrorfilm von Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. Der Blob, US amerikanisches Remake… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • blob — [ blab ] noun count 1. ) a small amount of a thick liquid: She applied the paint blob by blob. blob of: Nick squirted a blob of ketchup on his hamburger. 2. ) something that seems to have no definite shape: The airplane looked like a tiny white… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blob — [blɔb US bla:b] n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Probably from blob bubble (16 19 centuries), perhaps from the sound made by the lips when producing a bubble] 1.) a very small round mass of a liquid or sticky substance blob of ▪ a blob of honey 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blob — /blob/, n., v., blobbed, blobbing. n. 1. a globule of liquid; bubble. 2. a small lump, drop, splotch, or daub: A blob of paint marred the surface. 3. an object, esp. a large one, having no distinct shape or definition: a blob on the horizon. 4. a …   Universalium

  • blob — blob·ber; blob·by; blob; …   English syllables

  • blob — [bläb] n. [see BLEB] 1. a drop or small lump of a thick, viscous substance [a blob of jelly] 2. a small spot or splash of color 3. something of vague or indefinite form [a hazy blob on the horizon] vt. blobbed, blobbing …   English World dictionary

  • Blob — (bl[o^]b), n. [See {Bleb}.] 1. Something blunt and round; a small drop or lump of something viscid or thick; a drop; a bubble; a blister. Wright. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A small fresh water fish ({Uranidea Richardsoni}); the miller s thumb.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blob — blòb s.m.inv. CO trasmissione televisiva che mescola satiricamente spezzoni di varia provenienza | estens., notizia confusa, mescolanza di discorsi eterogenei {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: sec. XX. ETIMO: dall ingl. (The) blob, titolo di un film dell… …   Dizionario italiano

  • BLOB — BLOB,   Binary Large Object …   Universal-Lexikon


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