transitive verb Date: 1945 to load in advance and especially at a time removed from that of use <
preloaded software

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  • Preload — may mean:* Preload (cardiology), a term used in cardiology (the study of the heart) * preload (software), a free Linux program * Preload (engineering), a term used in mechanical engineering to describe the load applied to a fastener merely as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Preload — [pri̱loud; aus engl. preload = Vorspannung, Vorbelastung] s; s, s: „Vorlast“, Vordehnung der Skelett und Herzmuskulatur, die einer Kontraktion vorausgeht …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Preload — Als Vorlast (eng. Preload) wird in der Kardiologie diejenige Kraft bezeichnet, welche zur Dehnung der Fasern der Herzkammern (Ventrikel) am Ende der Diastole führt und die durch die maximale Ruhelänge der Muskelfasern begrenzt ist. Die Vorlast… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • preload — verb a) To load in advance (used especially in reference to software installed on a computer prior to sale). My computer came preloaded with wordprocessor software. b) To drink (alcohol) before going out socially. That nightclub is so expensive.… …   Wiktionary

  • preload — 1. The load to which a muscle is subjected before shortening. 2. SYN: ventricular p.. ventricular p. formerly, the end diastolic pressure stretching the ventricular walls, which determines the end diastolic fiber length at the onset of …   Medical dictionary

  • Preload — Vorlast …   Universal-Lexikon

  • preload — /priˈloʊd/ (say pree lohd) verb (i) Colloquial to consume alcoholic drinks at one s home in advance of going to a social event where such drinks would be more expensive. –preloading, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • preload — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Preload (software) — preload is a Free Linux program written by Behdad Esfahbod which runs as a daemon and records statistics about usage of programs using Markov chains; files of more frequently used programs are, during a computer s spare time, loaded into memory.… …   Wikipedia

  • Preload (cardiology) — In cardiac physiology, preload is the pressure stretching the ventricle of the heart, [eMedicineDictionary|ventricular+preload] after atrial contraction and subsequent passive filling of the ventricle. If the chamber is not mentioned, it is… …   Wikipedia

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