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overload

[′ō·vər‚lōd]
(civil engineering)
A load on a structure that is greater than that for which the structure was designed.
(electronics)
A load greater than that which a device is designed to handle; may cause overheating of power-handling components and distortion in signal circuits.
(geology)
The amount of sediment that exceeds the ability of a stream to transport it and is therefore deposited.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Overload

In electricity, more than a normal amount of electric current flowing through a device or machine, or a load greater than the device is designed to carry.
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overload

1. A load on a structure in excess of that for which it was designed.
2. Electric current, power, or voltage in excess of that for which a device or circuit was designed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

information overload

A symptom of the high-tech age, which is too much information for one person to absorb in a world of expanding digital technology. Information overload primarily comes from the gigantic amount of content on the Internet, including search engine results, blogs and social media. Web pages bombard the senses with ads, and junk email (spam) adds chaos. Combine the digital information with the traditional sources such as TV, magazines, newsletters and junk postal mail, and information overload is a fact of modern life in the developed world. See Data Smog, disinformation and digital vacation.

The Help Manuals Make It Worse
Information overload also includes the often indecipherable documentation that must be read to operate everything from a handheld device to a software application. It boils down to this: the volume of information that crossed our brains in one week at the end of the 20th century is more than a person received in a lifetime at the beginning of it. See user interface and RTFM.

overloading

In programming, the ability to use the same variable for different data types. For example, the variable result could be initially filled (loaded) with a pointer and then with a string of data. See variable.
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The entry of overloaded vehicles (goods transport) in the city and cantonment areas in Rawalpindi has been banned from 7am to 11pm.
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The two men, who own Newport Plaster Supplies in Middlesbrough, claimed the van was not overloaded intentionally when stopped in December 2017.
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Muscat: Potholes are the bane of motorists, and officials are trying to fix the problem by introducing a control system which will monitor overloaded trucks that have been causing these potholes.
The Ministry has so far install weighbridges in major highway to check on any overloaded trucks.
The aim of the new bill is to regulate laws on vehicle overloading and to impose stiffer sentences for imposers, which, under the new bill will now include both driver and owner of the overloaded vehicle.
It is believed that a damaged four-way adaptor, which had also been severely overloaded, was the cause of a fire in Harehills, Leeds on March 6.
A report later found the Divi Divi Air craft was overloaded by almost ten per cent.