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1. the act of removing a load, as of cargo
a. a release, as of a person held under legal restraint
b. an annulment, as of a court order
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
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
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To remove a charge from a battery, capacitor, or other electric-energy storage device.
The passage of electricity through a gas, usually accompanied by a glow, arc, spark, or corona. Also known as electric discharge.
The flow rate of a fluid at a given instant expressed as volume per unit of time.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.