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Bump or Bumps may refer to:

Infrastructure and industry[edit]

  • Speed bump, a raised portion of road designed to slow traffic
  • Coal mine bump, a seismic jolt occurring within a mine
  • Bump (union), in a unionised work environment, a reassignment of jobs on the basis of seniority
  • Bumper music or bump, in radio broadcasting a short clip of music used for transitions between program elements
  • Bump, airline travel slang for the removal of passengers from an overbooked flight

Maths and science[edit]

Arts and entertainment[edit]



Fictional characters[edit]


  • The bumps, a birthday tradition
  • Elbow bump, an informal greeting where two people touch or tap elbows
  • Fist bump, an informal greeting
  • Baby bump, another term for pregnancy



Other uses[edit]

  • Bumps River, in Centerville, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • The Bump, a knoll on South Georgia Island, south Atlantic Ocean
  • Bump (application), a popular app for the iPhone and Android smartphones which allowed users to easily share information
  • Bump (Internet), a term for moving a thread to the top of a forum
  • Bump gate, drive-through gate used in rural areas
  • Bump start, method for starting a motor vehicle
  • Bump steer, tendency of a wheel to steer as it moves upwards into jounce
  • Bump stock, in weapon shooting
  • Reminiscence bump, in memory
  • Thermal bump, in electronics packaging, a thermoelectric device made from thin-film thermoelectric material embedded in flip chip interconnects

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