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Blinking vs. Flashing

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Blinkingadjective

That blinks.

‘a blinking light’;

Flashingnoun

A sudden blazing or bursting, as of fire or water.

Blinkingadjective

bloody

‘The blinking telly isn't working again.’;

Flashingnoun

(roofing) Components used to weatherproof or seal roof system edges at perimeters, penetrations, walls, expansion joints, valleys, drains and other places where the roof covering is interrupted or terminated.

Blinkingnoun

The act of something that blinks.

‘the steady blinkings of lights on the console’;

Flashingnoun

The process of getting rid of gaps on shelves by bringing products from the back of the shelf to the front to create a 'fuller' shelf.

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Blinkingnoun

a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

Flashingnoun

The blinking of a light source, such as a light bulb or computer's cursor.

‘The incessant flashing of the neon sign kept the neighborhood awake.’;

Blinkingadjective

off-and-on;

‘the blinking signal light’;

Flashingnoun

The exposing of one's naked body, or part of it, in public briefly (the action of the verb to flash).

Blinkingadjective

closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly;

‘he stood blinking in the bright sunlight’;

Flashingnoun

(jewellery) The use of rhodium plating to temporarily enhance a ring's durability and shine.

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Blinkingadjective

(used of persons) informal intensifiers;

‘what a bally (or blinking) nuisance’; ‘a bloody fool’; ‘a crashing bore’; ‘you flaming idiot’;

Flashingnoun

The creation of an artifical flood by the sudden letting in of a body of water; - called also flushing.

Blinking

Blinking is a bodily function; it is a semi-autonomic rapid closing of the eyelid. A single blink is determined by the forceful closing of the eyelid or inactivation of the levator palpebrae superioris and the activation of the palpebral portion of the orbicularis oculi, not the full open and close.

Flashingnoun

Pieces of metal, built into the joints of a wall, so as to lap over the edge of the gutters or to cover the edge of the roofing; also, similar pieces used to cover the valleys of roofs of slate, shingles, or the like. By extension, the metal covering of ridges and hips of roofs; also, in the United States, the protecting of angles and breaks in walls of frame houses with waterproof material, tarred paper, or the like. Cf. Filleting.

Flashingnoun

The reheating of an article at the furnace aperture during manufacture to restore its plastic condition; esp., the reheating of a globe of crown glass to allow it to assume a flat shape as it is rotated.

Flashingnoun

a short vivid experience;

‘a flash of emotion swept over him’; ‘the flashings of pain were a warning’;

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Flashingnoun

sheet metal shaped and attached to a roof for strength and weatherproofing

Flashingadjective

emitting light in sudden short or intermittent bursts;

‘flashing lightning and roaring thunder’;

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