functional load

noun

variants or less commonly functional burden or functional burdening
: 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

Word History

Etymology

probably translation of German funktionelle belastung

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“Functional load.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/functional%20load. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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