Underload
Underload Un"der*load, v. t. to load (a truck, etc.) with less than its full capacity; -- in certain circumstances, an inefficient use of resources. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • underload — v.t. * * * …   Universalium

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  • underload — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: under (III) + load : a load markedly below full capacity : an inadequate or insufficient load * * * v.t …   Useful english dictionary

  • Underload starter — Un der*load start er (Elec.) A motor starter provided with an underload switch. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Underload switch — (Elec.) A switch which opens a circuit when the current falls below a certain predetermined value, used to protect certain types of motors from running at excessive speed upon decrease of load. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underload syndrome — (UN.dur.lohd sin.drum, drohm) n. Ill health or depression caused by a lack of challenges or stimulation at work. Example Citation: People who lack stimulation in their working lives are likely to be depressed and suffer from headaches, fatigue… …   New words

  • underload starter — noun : a motor starter provided with an underload switch …   Useful english dictionary

  • underload switch — noun : a switch that opens a circuit when the current falls below a predetermined value and that is used to protect a motor from racing upon decrease of load …   Useful english dictionary

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