Load

Civil Engineering

Weight distribution throughout a structure; loads caused by wind, earthquakes, and gravity, for example, affect how weight is distributed throughout a structure.

Computing

To transfer a computer program or data from a backup device to the computer memory.

Electrical

A device or impedance that terminates the output of a device or transmission line. A load is typically a resistance, the magnitude of which is equal to the characteristic impedance of the transmission line.

Power consumed by a device or circuit in performing its function.

Mechanical Engineering

The weight supported by a structure.

See also: Dynamic Load, Load Bearing, Transmission Line.

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Subjects: Computing Electronics Mechanical Engineering