Definition of Overload

1. Noun. An electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power.

Generic synonyms: Burden, Load, Loading

2. Verb. Become overloaded. "The aerator overloaded"

3. Noun. An excessive burden.
Exact synonyms: Overburden
Generic synonyms: Burden, Load, Loading
Derivative terms: Overburden, Overburden

4. Verb. Fill to excess so that function is impaired. "The story was clogged with too many details"
Exact synonyms: Clog
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fill Up, Make Full
Derivative terms: Clog

5. Verb. Place too much a load on. "Don't overload the car"
Exact synonyms: Overcharge, Surcharge
Generic synonyms: Lade, Laden, Load, Load Up

Definition of Overload

1. v. t. To load or fill to excess; to load too heavily.

2. n. An excessive load; the excess beyond a proper load.

Definition of Overload

1. Verb. (transitive) to load excessively ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to provide too much power to a circuit ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) (computer science) to create different functions for the same name, to be used in different contexts ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) to fail due to excessive load ¹

5. Noun. An excessive load. ¹

6. Noun. The damage done, or the outage caused by such a load. ¹

7. Noun. (computing programming) An overloaded version of a function. ¹

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Definition of Overload

1. to load to excess [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overload

overload (current term)
overlong vowel

Literary usage of Overload

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1. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1910)
"overload Capacity. — A particular advantage of the turbine over the reciprocating engine lies in its greater overload capacity and higher economy at ..."

2. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1910)
"The overload release may be made to operate at any predetermined current (within ... Another type of starter with an overload release is shown in Fig. ..."

3. Principles and Practice of Electrical Engineering by Alexander Gray (1917)
"No-voltage and overload Release.—The controller shown in Fig. 146 is not provided with either a no-voltage or an FiG. 147.—No-voltage and - overload release ..."

4. Armature Winding and Motor Repair: Practical Information and Data Covering by Daniel Harvey Braymer (1920)
"Circuit-breakers for overload Protection of Motors.—There are two overload conditions that may injure an electric motor. (1) A continuous load beyond the ..."

5. Protective Relays: Their Theory, Design, and Practical Operation by Victor H. Todd (1922)
"This not only gives the time delay between instant of overload and opening of ... Each generator is protected by relays shown at 1 which may be overload, ..."

6. Theory and Calculations of Electrical Circuits by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1917)
"... depends on the loss of speed of the motor during the period of overload: if, when the overload is relieved, the motor has dropped to point di in Fig. ..."

7. Marine Engineers' Handbook by Frank Ward Sterling (1920)
"overload Capacity. The ability of the Diesel engine to respond to the demand for excess power in heavy weather may be deduced from Fig. 7. ..."

8. Manual of Vital Function Testing Methods and Their Interpretation by Wilfred Mason Barton (1917)
"The Cardiac overload Factor of Stone. ... Anything in excess of this is an overload. ... As a rule the greater the overload the greater the danger. ..."

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