from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A failure in a device attributable to burning, excessive heat, or friction.
- n. Aerospace The termination of rocket or jet-engine operation because of fuel exhaustion or shutoff.
- n. Aerospace The point at which this termination occurs.
- n. Physical or emotional exhaustion, especially as a result of long-term stress or dissipation.
- n. One who is worn out physically or emotionally, as from long-term stress.
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- n. Using the throttle to spin the wheels of a vehicle being held stationary, causing the spinning tires to produce smoke and burn rubber.
- n. A marijuana addict; one whose brains have been burned out.
- n. The experience of long-term exhaustion and diminished interest, especially in one's career.
Today the term burnout, which is characterized by emotional exhaustion, is recognized in Europe and is a common concern among those who work in the medical or humanitarian aid fields.
So let's call it burnout, the slow burn of being smart enough to realize there's more to life than his heretofore-singular existence of hitting balls and dreaming of Nicklaus 'majors.
In his victory-lap news conference Thursday, Bush noted, The word 'burnout' is often times used in Washington.
But I believe audience burnout is turning the tide away from these films.
You are a finely tuned machine, and the word burnout originated with machines, machines that eventually broke down because someone ran them too hard.
Job burnout is a chronic stress syndrome caused by work and societal pressures, as well as personal characteristics.
But career burnout is preventable and treatable, and can be a catalyst for growth by forcing you to choose more productive attitudes and behaviors.
Interestingly, in my native Danish, the term for burnout is the very close udbraendt.
So with that said, this article is for anyone that plays poker at least semi-frequently and thus are at risk of "burnout" - which is almost everyone reading this right now.
Ninja Tune was founded in 1990 when More and Black achieved major-label burnout — having gained fame for work with Eric B & Rakim, Yazz and Lisa Stansfield — and chose to retreat to the independent, artful, stealth habits of their label’s namesake.