workload
noun Date: 1943 1. the amount of work or of working time expected or assigned <
students with a heavy workload
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2. the amount of work performed or capable of being performed (as by a mechanical device) usually within a specific period

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  • workload — UK US /ˈwɜːkləʊd/ noun [C] WORKPLACE ► the amount of work that a person or machine has to do within a particular period of time: »Unmanageable workloads can be a source of stress. »a heavy/light workload »They face increased workloads …   Financial and business terms

  • workload — [wʉrk′lōd΄] n. the amount of work assigned for completion within a given period of time * * * work·load (wûrkʹlōd ) n. 1. The amount of work assigned to or expected from a worker in a specified time period. 2. The amount of work that a machine… …   Universalium

  • workload — 1946, from WORK (Cf. work) (n.) + LOAD (Cf. load) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • workload — ► NOUN ▪ the amount of work to be done by someone or something …   English terms dictionary

  • workload — [wʉrk′lōd΄] n. the amount of work assigned for completion within a given period of time …   English World dictionary

  • Workload — The term workload can refer to a number of different yet related entities.An amount of laborWhile a precise definition of a workload is elusive, a commonly accepted definition is the hypothetical relationship between a group or individual human… …   Wikipedia

  • workload — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ enormous, heavy, huge ▪ excessive ▪ additional, extra, increased ▪ maximal …   Collocations dictionary

  • workload — work|load [ˈwə:kləud US ˈwə:rkloud] n the amount of work that a person or organization has to do ▪ She s struggling to cope with the heavy workload . increase/reduce/add to etc sb s workload ▪ We ve got to find ways of reducing Gail s workload… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • workload — [[t]wɜ͟ː(r)kloʊd[/t]] workloads also work load N COUNT: oft supp N The workload of a person or organization is the amount of work that has to be done by them. The sudden cancellation of Mr Blair s trip was due to his heavy workload... This office …   English dictionary

  • workload */ — UK [ˈwɜː(r)kˌləʊd] / US [ˈwɜrkˌloʊd] noun [countable] Word forms workload : singular workload plural workloads the amount of work that a person or organization has to do She was suffering from stress caused by her heavy workload …   English dictionary

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