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burden

1
Nautical
a. the cargo capacity of a ship
b. the weight of a ship's cargo

burden

2
1. a line of words recurring at the end of each verse of a ballad or similar song; chorus or refrain
2. another word for bourdon

burden

[′bərd·ən]
(electricity)
The amount of power drawn from the circuit connecting the secondary terminals of an instrument transformer, usually expressed in volt-amperes.
(engineering)
The distance from a drill hole to the more or less vertical surface of rock that has already been exposed by blasting or excavating.
The volume of the rock to be removed by blasting in a drill hole.
(geology)
All types of rock or earthy materials overlying bedrock.
(metallurgy)
The material which is melted in a direct arc furnace.
In an iron blast furnace, the ratio of iron and flux to coke and other fuels in the charge.

burden

1. Earthy material, rock, etc., which overlays bedrock.
2. In blasting, the distance between the blasting charge and the free face of the material to be blasted.
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states are keeping overall debt largely in check, though their pension burdens are larger and rising as per Fitch Ratings in a new report.
Besides, 107(65%) caregivers perceived the burden of their patients as mild to moderate.
2) Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI); questions of ZBI, a 22-item instrument for measuring the caregiver's perceived burden from providing family care.
2000) found a reduction of family burden over time among relatives who adopted less emotion-focused coping strategies and received more practical support from their social network.
The declining trend in the debt burden is driven mostly by two groups of consumers, those whose burdens increased year over year and those whose burdens did not change.
The majority of the Burden family interest is represented by a charitable foundation.
Hartzell said in a statement: "the survey confirmed what we are seeing in the market, which is that the lifestyle intrusion of call is being tolerated less and less by physicians, and they are seeking ways to decrease their call coverage burden.
According to the AMGA, the survey shows that there is a big gulf between hospitals and physicians on call burden.
Clinicians should explore if caregivers are facing financial difficulties, and recommend channels to obtain financial help to reduce the financial burden of caregiving.
Burden won his heat and semi-final to secure lane four on his way to the 50m freestyle final where he became National Champion 17/18yrs with a time of 23.
Assets of the businesses Burden owned secure each debt, but Burden had personally guaranteed the debts.