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may refer to one of the following:
- Blowback (intelligence)
Blowback is the espionage term for the violent, unintended consequences of a covert operation that are suffered by the civil population of the aggressor government...
- Blowback (firearms)
- Blowback (forensics)
Blowback in forensics refers to vacuum effect created in the barrel of a firearm when it is discharged.After the weapon is fired, air races into the barrel once the bullet has left the muzzle...
, vacuum effect created in the barrel of a firearm when it is discharged
- Blowback (military) - Negative effects suffered from one's own weapons, such as nuclear fallout
Fallout is the residual radioactive material propelled into the upper atmosphere following a nuclear blast, so called because it "falls out" of the sky after the explosion and shock wave have passed. It commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash created when a nuclear weapon explodes...
blown onto one's own troops or civilian population
- Blowback (film)
Blowback is a 2000 film directed by Mark L. Lester. It follows detective Morrell as he investigates whether a series of murders, identical to those by Wittman , executed years ago, are copycat or if they could be Wittman himself...
- a 2000 film
- Blowback (book) - a 2000 book on American Empire by Chalmers Johnson
Chalmers Ashby Johnson was an American author and professor emeritus of the University of California, San Diego. He served in the Korean War, was a consultant for the CIA from 1967–1973, and chaired the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley from 1967 to 1972...
- Blowback (album)
Blowback is the sixth album by Tricky, released in 2001. Like Nearly God, Blowback contains several collaborations, but the album's sound is much brighter and more relaxed by comparison. Tricky himself said that he wanted to get airplay with this album, while most of his earlier albums were made to...
- a 2001 release by rapper Tricky
Tricky is an English musician and actor. As a producer and a musician, he is noted for a dark, rich and layered sound and a whispering sprechgesang lyrical style. Culturally, Tricky encourages an intertwining of societies, particularly in his musical fusion of rock and hip hop, high art and pop...
- Blowback (2005 novel) - a novel by Brad Thor
- Blowback (2010 novel) - the third novel in the Lashkar
Lashkar is a best selling novel by an Indian author, Mukul Deva. It is a fast paced Tom Clancy-type action thriller about a fictional terror attack in Delhi, masterminded by Pakistan's Intelligence Agencies, and the Indian government's befitting retort in the form of Force 22, an elite unit of the...
series by Mukul Deva
Mukul Deva is a best-selling Indian English author, noted for the spy-military thrillers on terrorism, Lashkar, Salim must die, Blowback, etc...
- Blowback (jurisprudence) - The practice of printing electronic documents to paper (blowing them back to tangible form). In electronic discovery
Electronic discovery refers to discovery in civil litigation which deals with the exchange of information in electronic format . Usually a digital forensics analysis is performed to recover evidence...
in civil litigation, documents are often produced between parties on CD or DVD because the cost of production and delivery of documents on disk is significantly less than production and delivery of paper – and because the electronic versions may allow keyword searching or examination of metadata
The term metadata is an ambiguous term which is used for two fundamentally different concepts . Although the expression "data about data" is often used, it does not apply to both in the same way. Structural metadata, the design and specification of data structures, cannot be about data, because at...
- Blowback (smoking) - A practice in smoking of cigarettes, also known as a shotgun.
- Another term for backscatter (e-mail)
Backscatter is incorrect automated bounce messages sent by mail servers, typically as a side effect of incoming spam....
- An aerodynamic phenomenon affecting helicopter rotors. Also called flap back
Flap back or blowback is a phenomenon affecting the rotor of a helicopter as it overcomes dissymmetry of lift through flapping. In forward flight, rotor blades experience more lift as they rotate forward. This increased lift is a result of an increased relative speed causing the blade to flap up...
- Blowback (game) - An indie role-playing game
An indie role-playing game is a role-playing game published outside of traditional, "mainstream" means. Varying definitions require that commercial, design, or conceptual elements of the game stay under the control of the creator, or that the game should just be produced outside of a corporate...
by Elizabeth Shoemaker.
- Blowback - a FlashForward
A flashforward is an interjected scene that takes the narrative forward in time from the current point of the story in literature, film, television and other media. Flashforwards are often used to represent events expected, projected, or imagined to occur in the future...