Science / Geology / Discharge: The volume of water in a flowing stream that passes a given location in a unit of time. Frequently expressed in cubic feet per second or cubic meters per second. Calculated by the formula Q = A x V where Q is the discharge, A is the cross sectional area of the channel and V is the average velocity of the stream.
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Discharge Noun Synonyms: shooting, firing (off), report, shot, salvo, fusillade, volley, detonation, explosion, burst
Discharge Adjective Synonyms: release, let out, dismiss, let go, send away, pardon, exonerate, liberate, (set) free, acquit, let off, absolve
Discharge Verb Synonyms: expel, oust, dismiss, cashier, eject, give notice, sack, give (someone) the sack, fire, kick out
Technology / Computers / Electro-Static Discharge (ESD): The grounding of static electricity. A sudden flow of electricity between two objects. The primary cause of integrated circuit damage and failure. Static can be picked up by the technician if he is no MORE
Business / Human Resources (HR) / Retaliatory Discharge: A form of discriminatory discharge that occurs when an employer dismisses an employee as retaliation against the employee for a specific action. MORE