load curve


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load curve

[′lōd ‚kərv]
(electricity)
A graph that plots the power supplied by an electric power system versus time.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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