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Definition of Overload

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excessive load
load beyond capacity
Overload Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To load or fill to excess; to load too heavily.
An excessive load; the excess beyond a proper load.
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 iron overload 
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WordNet 2.0

1. an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power
(hypernym) load, loading, burden
2. an excessive burden
(synonym) overburden
(hypernym) load, loading, burden
(derivation) surcharge, overcharge

1. become overloaded; "The aerator overloaded"
(derivation) overburden
2. fill to excess so that function is impaired; "Fear clogged her mind"; "The story was clogged with too many details"
(synonym) clog
(hypernym) fill, fill up, make full
(derivation) overburden
3. place too much a load on; "don't overload the car"
(synonym) surcharge, overcharge
(hypernym) load, lade, laden, load up
(derivation) overburden
Overload Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
Using all available power. (TNDOT1)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Overload Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
A load, placed on a device or facility, that is greater than the device or facility is capable of handling, i.e., capable of performing the functions for which it was designed. Note: Examples of overloads are (a) traffic on a communications system greater than the traffic capacity of the system, (b) for analog inputs, voltage levels above which an analog-to-digital converter cannot distinguish a change, and (c) in electrical circuits, an electrical current that will result in damage from overheating. [From Weik '89]
RF Electronics
A condition where the signal levels present exceed the capabilities of a device, causing an undesirable consequence.
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Dictionary of Automotive Terms
Carrying more weight on a tire than its listed maximum carrying capacity or carrying excessive loads on a tire in relation to its inflation (esp. if underinflated).
Technical English by wpv
A condition of excess current; more cur rent flowing than the circuit was designed to carry.
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Glossary of liquid chromatographic terms
In preparative chromatography, the overload condition is defined as the mass of sample injected onto the column at which efficiency and resolution begin to be affected if the sample size is further increased. See Sample capacity.
Overload Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
PHP Functions (4.3.2)
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overload -- Enable property and method call overloading for a class
void overload ( [string class_name])
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Electronic Music Glossary
Distortion which is caused by exceeding the dynamic range of a circuit.
Overload Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Overload or overloaded may refer to:

  • Overload (Swedish band), a heavy metal band from Bollnäs, Sweden
  • Overload (USA band), a trash metal band from Louisville, Kentucky
  • Overload (Pakistani band), a Pakistani rock band from Lahore, Punjab, formed in 2003
  • Overload (Chinese band), Chinese rock / thrash metal band
  • Overload Generation (formerly Overload), English boy band

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Overload Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
The distortion resulting from a signal exceeding a input's maximum input level.
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The DJ Glossary
To apply too much signal level into an amplifier circuit resulting in output distortion.
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