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Charge or charged may refer to:

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Mathematics, science, and technology

  • Charge (engine), the air and/or fuel mixture being fed to an internal combustion engine
  • Charge (physics), the susceptibility of a body to one of the fundamental forces
    • Color charge, a property of quarks and gluons, related to their strong interactions
    • Electric charge, a property which determines the electromagnetic interaction of subatomic particles
    • Magnetic charge, a property of theoretical magnetic monopoles
  • CHARGE syndrome, a specific set of birth defects in children
  • Explosive charge, a measured quantity of explosive material
  • Signed measure, in mathematics, a generalization of the concept of a measure that is allowed to have negative values

Finance

  • Charge card, anything similar to a credit card
  • Equitable charge, confers a right on the secured party to look to a particular asset in the event of the debtor's default
  • Floating charge, a security interest over the assets of a company

Entertainment

Other uses

See also


1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

CHARGE (through the Fr. from the Late Lat. carricare, to load in a carrus or wagon; cf. "cargo"), a load; from this, its primary meaning, also seen in the word "charger," a large dish, come the uses of the word for the powder and shot to load a firearm, the accumulation of electricity in a battery, the necessary quantity of dynamite or other explosive in blasting, and a device borne on an escutcheon in heraldry. "Charge" can thus mean a burden, and so a care or duty laid upon one, as in "to be in charge" of another. With a transference to that which lays such a duty on another, "charge" is used of the instructions given by a judge to a jury, or by a bishop to the clergy of his diocese. In the special sense of a pecuniary burden the word is used of the price of goods, of an encumbrance on property, and of the expenses of running a business. Further uses of the word are of the violent, rushing attack of cavalry, or of a bull or elephant, or football player; hence "charger" is a horse ridden in a charge, or more loosely a horse ridden by an officer, whether of infantry or cavalry.


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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also charge, and chargé

German

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Etymology

From French charge

Noun

Charge f. (genitive Charge, plural Chargen)

  1. load
  2. batch
  3. (military) rank

Simple English

Simple English Wiktionary has the word meaning for:

Charge could mean:

  • Charge (physics), the susceptibility of a body to one of the fundamental forces, particularly as in the electric charge of electromagnetism
  • Charge in electricity
  • to take charge, or being in charge means to take or have authority and responsibility for decisions
  • more loosely, charged or loaded language employs emotional overtones
  • In group dynamics, charge (group dynamics) is the build up of negative emotions
  • In heraldry, a charge (heraldry) means objects on the shield
  • In munitions and explosives, the charge is the explosive material used, for instance, to propel a bullet or shell, or demolish a structure
  • In firearms, to charge a weapon is to load it with a round and ready it for firing
  • Similarly, to charge a vessel is to fill it with material, which is subsequently known as the charge
  • Charge (engine), the air or fuel/air mixture being fed into the intake in an internal combustion engine. Charge air usually refers to air that has not had fuel mixed with it.
  • During the European Middle Ages, a charge (youth) often meant an underage person placed under the supervision of a nobleman
  • Charge (warfare), a maneuver in battle where soldiers rush towards their enemy to engage in close combat
  • In context of wartime operations, to charge with certain rights, such as guaranteeing persons held in custody are allowed those rights
  • In money, a charge is any fee assessed, such as a charge for using an automatic teller machine (ATM), entering a museum, being late with a payment, etc
  • In basketball, a charge is an offensive foul, called when an offensive player with the ball makes illegal contact with a defensive player who has legally established his position
  • In Scientology, a painful experience is remembered as a charge of energy.
  • Charge!!, a 2005 album by The Aquabats
  • Benzylpiperazine, a legal party pill in New Zealand
  • CHARGE syndrome, a specific set of birth defects in children
  • Charge card, similar to a credit card
  • A pen spinning trick where the pen makes conic rotations between two fingers

In law:

  • A criminal charge is an indictment before a court by a prosecuting authority
  • A jury charge is are jury instructions given by a judge to a jury concerning the law applicable to the case under consideration
  • An equitable charge is a security interest similar in effect to a mortgage








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