Meaning of Boom

The first thing we are going to do is know the etymological origin of the term boom. In this case, we can state that it is a word that comes from Persian, specifically “owj”, which is synonymous with “peak” or “top”. In the same way, this word passed into Arabic as “awj”, meaning “height”, and that is where Spanish was taken from.

This notion can be translated as “apogee”.

The stage of greatest intensity, importance or significance of a process, activity or other element is known as a boom. For example: “Specialists believe that the boom in mobile telephony will continue for many years”, “International trade between the two countries is booming”, “The rise of football in the Persian Gulf is a consequence of the wealth generated by the oil exploitations ”.

The idea of boom is used in reference to the rage of something. Take the case of grunge music, a musical genre that emerged in the American city of Seattle and its surroundings that combines influences from hard rock, hardcore, punk and other styles. Grunge began to take shape in the second half of the decade of 1980 and exploded worldwide in the early ‘ 90’s, with the release of the albums “Nevermind” by Nirvana (1991) and “Ten” by Pearl Jam (1991). The rise of this genre lasted from then until the middle of the decade of the’90, when his popularity started to decline. Today a few grunge bands are internationally famous.

At a historical level, we can make use of the term that we are addressing. In this way, we can establish that the rise of the so-called Spanish Empire takes place, above all, during the time that goes from the reign of the Catholic Monarchs through that of Carlos I and up to that of Felipe II, included.

The growth process of a thing can also be called a boom. If the economy of a country has been growing at a rate of 15% per year for more than a decade, it could indicate that said economy is booming.

Finally, Auge is the name of two communes in France (one in the department of Creuse and the other in the Ardennes) and of a natural region of said European country.

In the same way, we cannot ignore that AUGE is the University Agency for Knowledge Management. Specifically, it is a society in which several public universities in Spain participate, such as those of La Rioja, Castilla la Mancha, Valladolid, Salamanca and Rey Juan Carlos. However, the Universidad del Rosario (Colombia) is also part of it.

The objectives of AUGE are none other than investigating virtual training as well as applying it in universities, democratizing knowledge, contributing to the improvement of the competitiveness of Spanish and Latin American universities, favoring the internationalization processes of university integration…

It should not be overlooked either that this term can function as a surname. A good example of this is Marc Augé (1935). He is an anthropologist of French origin who has achieved an important presence within the field of ethnology.