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Introduction

Blasting is a subject which combines many different disciplines, such as mechanics, rock mechanics, physics, chemistry, geology, geophysics, petrology, seismology, mining engineering, rock construction engineering, etc. A specialist in one of the fields mentioned usually lacks precise definitions of technical terms in the other fields. The existence of a descriptive blasting dictionary of different professional disciplines is therefore essential for a successful and meaningful communication among specialists and for the development of blasting science. This is clearly demonstrated by the figure on the next page.