functional load

variants: or less commonly functional burden or functional burdening

Definition of functional load

: the measure of the actual functioning of a usually phonemic difference as the sole distinction between two otherwise identical elements (as morphemes or words) of a language

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History and Etymology for functional load

probably translation of German funktionelle belastung

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“Functional load.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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