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EMISSION, med. jur. The act by which any matter whatever is thrown from the body; thus it is usual to say, emission of urine, emission of semen, &c.
     2. In cases of rape, when the fact of penetration is proved, it may be left to the jury whether emission did or did not take place. Proof of emission would perhaps be held to be evidence of penetration. Addis. R. 143; 2 So. Car. Const. R. 351; 2 Chitty, Crim. Law, 810; 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 140 1 Russ. C. & M. 560; 1 East, P. C. 437.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In addition, n, which is the measure of the structure's conformity to pure thermionic emission theory, is larger than unity and gets even larger as the temperature is lowered.
Dark current results from thermally generated carriers and gate leakage current, both thermionic emission and thermionic-field emission components.
The electrode-limited conduction mechanisms include (1) Schottky or thermionic emission (2) Fowler-Nordheim tunneling, (3) direct tunneling, and (4) thermionic-field emission.
Tsai, "Breakdown of thermionic emission theory for quantum wells," Applied Physics Letters, vol.
A linear region on such a plot is normally expected for the usual transport mechanisms observed in Schottky diodes, such as thermionic emission and diffusion (21).