Inward vs Implode - What's the difference?
As a adjective inward
is situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside.
As a adverb inward
is towards the inside.
As a noun inward
is (obsolete|chiefly|in the plural) that which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.
As a verb implode is
to collapse or burst inward violently.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside.
(obsolete) Intimate, closely acquainted; familiar.
*:There is nothing can be added unto the daintinesse of Fulvius'' wives death, who was so inward with ''Augustus .
* Bible, Job xix. 19
* Sir Philip Sidney
- All my inward friends abhorred me.
- He had had occasion, by one very inward with him, to know in part the discourse of his life.
Towards the inside.
- So much the rather, thou Celestial Light, Shine inward . — Milton.
(obsolete, chiefly, in the plural) That which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.
- (Jeremy Taylor)
(obsolete, chiefly, in the plural) The mental faculties.
(obsolete) A familiar friend or acquaintance.
- Then sacrificing, laid the inwards and their fat.
- I was an inward of his.
To collapse or burst inward violently.
(computing) To compress (data) with a particular algorithm.
* 1992 , "Steve Tibbett", PKZIP Implode compression/decompression.'' (on newsgroup ''comp.compression )
- I'm looking for some code that will implode data using the PKZIP method.. and explode it. PKWare sells an object that you can link with that does the job, and we have licensed this, but we are now writing 32 bit code for MS-DOS and the PKWare stuff won't work
* (collapse) explode
* (compress data) explode