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discharge

1. the act of removing a load, as of cargo
2. Law
a. a release, as of a person held under legal restraint
b. an annulment, as of a court order
3. Physics
a. the act or process of removing or losing charge or of equalizing a potential difference
b. a transient or continuous conduction of electricity through a gas by the formation and movement of electrons and ions in an applied electric field
4. 
a. the volume of fluid flowing along a pipe or a channel in unit time
b. the output rate of a plant or piece of machinery, such as a pump

discharge

[′dis‚chärj]
(electricity)
To remove a charge from a battery, capacitor, or other electric-energy storage device.
(electronics)
The passage of electricity through a gas, usually accompanied by a glow, arc, spark, or corona. Also known as electric discharge.
(fluid mechanics)
The flow rate of a fluid at a given instant expressed as volume per unit of time.
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If a veteran received an other than honorable discharge, he or she is generally disqualified from receiving VA health care.
A partial discharge (PD) is one of the major factors in that causes electrical power breakdown.
The most discharges took place in the west, the busiest month was November and the quietest for late night discharges was March A Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board spokesman said: "More than a third of the discharges between the given hours were from our emergency departments, where it may be entirely appropriate for a patient to leave following urgent medical care.
To determine if use of a daily discharge goals checklist during inter-professional rounds decreases the time from medically ready for discharge and actual discharge and/or improves patient satisfaction with discharge education/information
While crossing the mountain would initially appear as the obvious choice for shortening delivery times and improving truck efficiency, there was a significant drawback to climbing steep grades with rear discharge mixer trucks.
Methods: Total of 100 females attending dermatology OPD with chief complaint of vaginal discharge were enrolled in this study over a period of 2 years.
Indus River has also been recorded with medium floods having water discharge of 411300 cusecs at Attock and Khairabad area while low floods has been recorded in it at Tarbela having water discharge of 356000 cusecs.
Hospital discharge summaries can be hand-written, dictated or in electronic format.
Sarah Danieli, South Tees' head of performance, said the trust defines discharge out of hours as one taking place after 8pm and before 8am the following morning.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said it is not the policy of the Trust to discharge or transfer patients overnight.
Measuring the magnitude of the PD has also been discussed as a possible method of detecting the transition from corona discharge to dry-band arcing on the insulator [9].
At the same time, the plenary voted in favour of granting the Commission discharge for the annual accounts of the same year.