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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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* Requiring an audit by the FDA ombudsman, as well as an assessment of the measurement used to track implementation of the least burdensome requirements;
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As with the changes made to party discovery under Rule 34, requests made to nonparties for "documents" should now be "understood to encompass, and the response should include, electronically stored information unless discovery in the action has clearly distinguished between electronically stored information and 'documents.'" Thus, it is no longer an answer for nonparties to argue that electronic discovery is per se unduly burdensome.
As noted in a Heritage Foundation report: "Medicaid's reimbursement rates have dipped so low and its bureaucracy has become so burdensome that many providers, especially physicians, have been forced to stop accepting Medicaid payments.
(2) Evidence that is requested and is relevant and not unduly burdensome to produce;
He ponders people's remarkable memory for music, an ability that can occasionally be burdensome: when you can't get that stupid jingle out of your head.
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