What is swarming?

  • (adj): Filled by being spread over; sometimes used in combination.
    Example: "The foe-swarming field"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on swarming:

Swarming (military) - Swarming Is Not A Panacea
... by moving it to Wikiversity, Wikibooks or Wikivoyage Swarming should be adapted, for appropriate missions, but is not a panacea ... Swarming tactics are more limited when the forces are generally matched as to technology, especially if air superiority is contested, such as in the Falklands War ... One of the prerequisites for swarming is considerable autonomy for the manoeuvre units ...
Mormon Cricket - Swarming
... New research shows that Mormon crickets move in these migratory bands, firstly to find new sources of the critical nutrients of protein and salt, and secondly to avoid being eaten by hungry crickets approaching from the rear ... The Mormon cricket's cannibalistic behavior may lead to swarm behavior because crickets may need to move constantly forward to avoid attacks from behind ...
Swarming (military) - Modern Military Swarming - Principles of Modern Swarming
... Swarming requires autonomous or semi-autonomous operating agents, with strong synchronization and communications among them ... be an on-scene commander giving general direction to the swarming agents ...
Swarming (military) - Modern Militaries and Lower-intensity Conflict - Swarming and Third World Nations
... Swarming is advantageous to less powerful countries and groups, because it allows them to balance their disadvantage in firepower and numbers ... advanced, Communist forces made good use of swarming in Asia during the Cold War ... third world nations and groups is to adapt swarming ...
Swarming (military) - Modern Military Swarming - Contemporary and Near-future Military Applications - Unmanned Vehicles and Swarms
... of using combat weapons on the enemy, will have a major effect on swarming ... Previously, when one swarming unit pulled away to rearm and regroup, as another unit "pulsed" another attack, there could be a loss of situational awareness to the group that withdrew ... One area in which a hierarchy of swarming agents show promise is demining ...

More definitions of "swarming":

  • (adj): Abundantly filled with especially living things.
    Example: "Harried by swarming rats"
    Synonyms: teeming
  • (adj): (of birds and animals) tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind.
    Example: "Swarming behavior in bees"
    Synonyms: herding, social

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    Many a time I have seen my mother leap up from the dinner table to engage the swarming flies with an improvised punkah, and heard her rejoice and give humble thanks simultaneously that Baltimore was not the sinkhole that Washington was.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)