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explosion US English

A violent and destructive shattering or blowing apart of something, as is caused by a bomb

explosion US Thesaurus

Edward heard the explosion

Cambrian explosion US English

A short episode of intense diversification of marine animal forms apparent from the fossil record of the Cambrian period (including the development of mineralized skeletons in many groups and the appearance of ancestral forms of most modern metazoan phyla) which is dated to about 535 to 525 million years ago.

information explosion US English

A rapid increase in the amount of information available, (now) especially as a result of the increased use, availability, and sophistication of information technology.

population explosion US English

A sudden large increase in the size of a population