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baseload

[′bās‚lōd]
(electricity)
Minimum load of a power generator over a given period of time.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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