an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power
an excessive burden
"The aerator overloaded"
fill to excess so that function is impaired
"Fear clogged her mind"; "The story was clogged with too many details"
overload, surcharge, overcharge(verb)
place too much a load on
"don't overload the car"
An excessive load.
The damage done, or the outage caused by such a load.
An overloaded version of a function.
to load excessively
to provide too much power to a circuit
to create different functions for the same name, to be used in different contexts
to fail due to excessive load
Overload is the name of four different fictional character in the various Transformers universes. They are seemingly unrelated besides sharing a name.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-vėr-lōd′, v.t. to load or fill overmuch.—n. an excessive load.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
In an electric motor a mechanical load put upon it so great as to prevent economical working. One effect of such a load is to make the armature run so slowly as to unduly reduce the counter-electro-motive force and hence to permit so much current to pass through the coils as to heat them, perhaps injuriously. In this case the production of heat implies the waste of energy.
The numerical value of Overload in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Overload in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You’re not going to save fuel if you overweight them, and they don’t handle well if you really overload them.
When it comes to taking chances, some people like to play poker or shoot dice; other people prefer to parachute jump, go rhino hunting, or climb ice floes, while still others engage in crime or marriage. But I like to get drunk and drive like a fool. Name me, if you can, a better feeling than the one you get when you're half a bottle of Chivas in the bag with a gram of coke up your nose, and a teen-age lovely pulling off her tube top in the next seat over while you're going a hundred miles an hour down a suburban sidestreet. You'd have to watch the entire Mexican air force crash-land in a liquid petroleum gas storage facility to match this kind of thrill. If you ever have much more fun than that, you'll die of pure sensory overload, I'm here to tell you.
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- přetížit, přetíženíCzech
- überlasten, überladen, überlastet sein, ÜberladungGerman
- ylikuormata, ylikuormittaa, ylikuormittua, ylikuorma, ylikuormitusFinnish
- artukkiineqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- iwwerluedenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- supraînsărcina, sarcină excesivă, supraîncărcaRomanian
- перегрузка, перегружать, перегрузитьRussian
- överlagring, överlagraSwedish
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