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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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It is very difficult for an accused to be discharged who had got bail with lots of difficulties.
Nurses had a goal of 70 percent of patients to be discharged from the hospital within three hours of the order being placed.
The majority were discharged to their home address although Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board said it does not record whether a family member was informed.
Administrative staff provided the clinical audit leads with list of patients discharged during the study dates.
In this case, the guilty person is discharged from an offence as long as certain specific conditions, placed in probation orders, are met.
It comes as a national newspaper found 3.5% of all hospital discharges took place during these hours - more than double the amount discharged on Teesside during the same times.
The Times newspaper submitted Freedom of Information requests to all 170 NHS hospital trusts in England, asking for details of patients discharged between the hours of 11pm and 6am.
Eighty per cent of patients discharged using the traditional method were delayed in PACU after meeting discharge criteria compared with 42% of the DCG group (p=0.00).
At the moment of insulation defect breakdown, charge [C.sub.DI] is discharged and if connected voltage stayed constant, the repetitive discharges would be obtained.
Between 1.1.2003 and 31.12.2004, the ANZICS APD reported 76,690 patients discharged alive from ICU, 13,968 (18.20 were discharged after-hours (between 1800 and 0559 hours).
Green as the "bad apple" ringleader who'd conveniently already been discharged.