burden

  1. an onerous or difficult concern
  2. weight to be borne or conveyed
  3. the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  4. the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse

burden

Type: Term Pronunciation: ber′den See: body burden
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Burden

Load imposed by an electronic or electrical device on the measured input circuit, expressed in volt-amps.
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Burden

Chorus or refrain of a song/poem.
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burden

[n] - the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse 2. [n] - an onerous or difficult concern 3. [v] - weight down with a load
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Burden

Bur'den (bû'd'n) noun [ Written also burthen .] [ Middle English burden , burthen , birthen , birden , Anglo-Saxon byrðen ; akin to Icelandic byrði , Danish byrde , Swedish börda , German bürde , Old High German burdi
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Burden

Bur'den transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Burdened ; present participle & verbal noun Burdening ] 1. To encumber with weight (literal or figurative); to lay a heavy load upon; to load. « I mean not that other men...
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Burden

Bur'den (bûr'd'n) noun [ Middle English burdoun the bass in music, French bourdon ; confer Late Latin burdo drone, a long organ pipe, a staff, a mule. Prob. of imitative origin. Confer Bourdon .] 1. The verse repeated in a song, or the return of the theme at the end...
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Burden

Bur'den noun [ See Burdon .] A club. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
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burden

1. To encumber with weight (literal or figurative); to lay a heavy load upon; to load. 'I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened.' (2 Cor. Viii. 13) ... 2. To oppress with anything grievous or trying; to overload; as, to burden a nation with taxes. 'My burdened heart would break.' (Shak) ... 3. To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or p...
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burden

noun the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse
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burden

burthen verb weight down with a load
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burden

encumbrance noun an onerous or difficult concern; `the burden of responsibility`; `that`s a load off my mind`
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burden

(bur´dәn) load. body burden chemicals stored in the body that may be detected by analysis.
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Burden

• (n.) A fixed quantity of certain commodities; as, a burden of gad steel, 120 pounds. • (n.) The drone of a bagpipe. • (n.) The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace. • (v. t.) To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable). • (n.) A birth. &bul...
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burden

(from the article `mining`) Holes are drilled in special patterns so that blasting produces the types of fragmentation desired for the subsequent loading, hauling, and crushing ...
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burden

(from the article `refrain`) ...in literature as varied as ancient Hebrew, Greek, and Latin verse, popular ballads, and Renaissance and Romantic lyrics. Three common refrains are ...
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burden

the choric line or lines that signal the end or the beginning of a stanza in a carol or hymn.
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burden

the impedance of the secondary circuit NOTE - The burden is usually expressed as the apparent power absorbed by the secondary circuit at a specified power factor at the rated secondary current (or voltage).
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Burden

(n) Burden is the responsibility arising out of an obligation towards another party by a legal provision, social custom, morel responsibility etc to do some act or achieve certain results. Eg. Burden to look after the minor child, Burden to prove the allegation made against others.
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burden

n. anything that results in a restrictive load upon something. This is not meant in a tangible sense, but includes a "burden" on interstate commerce (which is any matter which limits, restricts or is onerous such as a license or fee for passage), and "burdens" on land such as zoning restrictions or the right of a neighbor to pass over the property ...
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Burden

[music] In music, the burden is an archaic term for the drone or bass in some musical instruments, and the pipe or part that plays it, such as a bagpipe drone or pedal point in an organ. Burden also refers to a part of a song that is repeated at the end of each stanza, such as the chorus or refrain. The term comes from the French bourdon, a...
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burden

measure of fish
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Burden

The choric line or lines that signal the end or the beginning of a stanza in a carol or hymn.
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Burden

A duty or obligation, or anything that restricts an activity or use. This can be intangible -- for example, a burden on land such as a zoning restriction or the right of a neighbor to pass over the property to reach his home (easement).
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