the sudden giving off of energy
discharge, venting (noun)
the act of venting
discharge, emission (noun)
a substance that is emitted or released
discharge, emission, expelling (noun)
any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
"the discharge of pus"
discharge, spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge (noun)
electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
discharge, outpouring, run (noun)
the pouring forth of a fluid
dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking (noun)
the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
release, waiver, discharge (noun)
a formal written statement of relinquishment
discharge, firing, firing off (verb)
the act of discharging a gun
dispatch, discharge, complete (verb)
complete or carry out
"discharge one's duties"
pour forth or release
free, discharge (verb)
free from obligations or duties
remove the charge from
fire, discharge, go off (verb)
go off or discharge
"The gun fired"
acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate (verb)
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
"The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release (verb)
eliminate (a substance)
"combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"
drop, drop off, set down, put down, unload, discharge (verb)
leave or unload
"unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"
fire, discharge (verb)
cause to go off
"fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"
discharge, muster out (verb)
release from military service
empty, discharge (verb)
become empty or void of its content
"The room emptied"
the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to
execution, implementation, carrying out (noun)
the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
"the agency was created for the implementation of the policy"
implementation, effectuation (noun)
the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
performance, public presentation (noun)
a dramatic or musical entertainment
"they listened to ten different performances"; "the play ran for 100 performances"; "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"
the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
"we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
performance, execution, carrying out, carrying into action (noun)
the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
"they criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance"
any recognized accomplishment
"they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
operation, functioning, performance (noun)
process or manner of functioning or operating
"the power of its engine determines its operation"; "the plane's operation in high winds"; "they compared the cooking performance of each oven"; "the jet's performance conformed to high standards"
practice, pattern (noun)
a customary way of operation or behavior
"it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
exercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitation (noun)
systematic training by multiple repetitions
"practice makes perfect"
practice, praxis (noun)
translating an idea into action
"a hard theory to put into practice"; "differences between theory and praxis of communism"
the exercise of a profession
"the practice of the law"; "I took over his practice when he retired"
knowledge of how something is usually done
"it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
practice, practise, exercise, do (verb)
carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
drill, exercise, practice, practise (verb)
learn by repetition
"We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"
rehearse, practise, practice (verb)
engage in a rehearsal (of)
practice, apply, use (verb)
avail oneself to
"apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"
commit, practice (verb)
engage in or perform
"practice safe sex"; "commit a random act of kindness"
realization, realisation, actualization, actualisation (noun)
making real or giving the appearance of reality
instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design
"implement a procedure"
enforce, implement, apply (verb)
ensure observance of laws and rules
"Apply the rules to everyone";
follow through, follow up, follow out, carry out, implement, put through, go through (verb)
pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue
"Did he go through with the treatment?"; "He implemented a new economic plan"; "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"