Bloom has a range of meaning all related to the appearance on a surface of a film or substance.

The term bloom can refer to the following:

1. Bloom is the name for an unconsolidated mass of iron metal, mixed with remains of slag and charcoal that is produced in the 'bloomery' process, i.e. reduction of iron metal from terrestrial ores by smelting.

2. Flowers

Bloom is the general expression describing the aesthetic experience of one or more flowers on a flowering plant. Also used as a metaphor for young people at the peak of their beauty or health.

3. Blooming soccer club and academy from Santa Cruz - Bolivia.

4. Bloom (novel) is a science fiction novel by Wil McCarthy.

5. Bloom (store) is supermarket concept store run by Food Lion.

6. Blooming (laser) is an effect of laser beams and particle beams in air. See Directed-energy weapon#Blooming

7. A bloom can be a large swarm (or "smack") of jellyfish.

8. A 2004 movie based on James Joyce's novel Ulysses.

"Bloom" is a screen adaptation of James Joyce's Ulysses. It was released in cinemas in Ireland on April 16th, 2004 by Stoney Road Films and the DVD was released in September, 2004. The director of the movie is Sean Walsh. The cast is formed by:

9. A bloom is also the name for a section of steel, with the dimensions of 630mm wide, 400mm high and 6m long. Compare with billet and slab.

10. The phenomenon of algal bloom.

Satellite image of a large coccolithophore bloom in the Bering Sea in 1998.Algal blooms are sudden population explosions in marine or freshwater algae. Thes can result in severe aesthetic impacts and can cause toxic poisoning of fish and shellfish. Where blue-green algae are involved there are potential toxic risks to mammals including man. Algal blooms are often a sign of eutrophication or nutrient enrichment of the water body.

11. Bloom (shader effect) is a graphics effect used in modern 3D computer games.

Doom 3 Mini Mod Showing the Bloom Effect (Screenshot by Motoxpro @ doom3world )Used by designers to create a “blurred effect” on the bright edges in a scene, emulating a camera’s overexposure. This feature has been added to other applications and is often mistaken as a full implementation of HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Bloom has become very popular after farcry, and is used in many games, and mods.

12. Bloom on fruit such as plums or grapes is visible as a white or bluish covering. Once thought to be wild yeast cells, it is now known to be waxy coverings to the epithelial cells of the fruit, presumably intended to provide some protection from environmental damage.

13. Bloom filter which is a probalistic method to find a subset of a given set

14. Remix Album is an album by Sarah McLachlan.


Famous People named Bloom

1.Allan Bloom (1930-1992), American philosopher & author.
2. Benjamin Bloom (1913-1999), American educator.
3. Claire Bloom (born 1931), British actor.
4. Harold Bloom (born 1930), American literary critic.
5. Harry Bloom, (1913-1981) South African novelist and activist.
6. Judy Bloom (born 1938), American author.
7. Luka Bloom (born 1955), Irish musician.
8. Matthew Bloom (born 1972), American wrestler.
9. Leopold Bloom, a fictional character in James Joyce's Ulysses.
10. Orlando Bloom (born 1977), English actor.
11. Ursula Bloom (1892-1984), English writer.