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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.

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.

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.
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Campaign Enterprise 9, the latest version of the field-proven email marketing software from Arial Software, introduces an elegant solution that eliminates the problem of database overload during large outbound email campaign sending.
Otherwise, the system requires a vacuum relief (in-bleed) valve to limit operating vacuum levels prevent motor overload.
The mill quickly added new separators and low-NPSH removal pumps to handle the greatly increased water flows from the felts; this solved the overload and trip-outs.
Within both popular culture and library and information science research, information overload is usually described or defined by means of anecdote or by associated symptoms.
LIS literature, along with writing that circulates in popular culture, also shows how the concept of information overload functions as a modern-day myth that shapes comprehension and coping strategies in an era when information--whether as definitive of society, or as society's chief economic product--has taken center stage.
The new path is called a short circuit, and it allows a large surge of current to overload the wires.
Inside the breaker, a bimetallic element heats up and bends when an overload occurs.
The session border controller is in a unique position to defend the service provider's infrastructure from attack and overload, since it provides the first point of communication and defense at the edge of the network," declared Seamus Hourihan, Acme Packet's VP of Product Management & Marketing.
Service infrastructure DoS prevention: Per-device signaling and media overload control, with deep packet inspection and call rate control to prevent DoS attacks from reaching service infrastructure such as SIP servers, softswitches, application servers, media servers or media gateways.
This cost represents less than $10 per server per circuit -- a very cost-effective solution that pays for itself in less than one year saving the cost associated with manual circuit current measurements and eliminating ever too common overloads that can bring down critical servers and cost thousands of dollars in lost time and revenue.
International Rectifier's 200-degree technology is more efficient and reliable in applications where overloads are unclear and larger safety margins are required.
Both versions provide full protection in each channel against overloads, short circuits, excess temperature and ESD for any pin combination for either polarity.