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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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However such changes are described, it is clear that they are keenly felt in proportions that are significant for determining the mythic nature of information overload.
Like Kochen, they explicitly include continuity and change (conservatism and dynamism again) in their discussion, which reinforces the appropriateness of applying mythology of information overload as a framework of analysis to understand how people cope in an age when information is the chief economic product:
They explain the operation and impact of interconnectedness on three levels and analyze it in a way that serves to ground the mythology of information overload.
From the receiver's perspective, this is information overload, meaning that by far most messages are lost .
This multifaceted definition of information lends itself easily to fashioning a mythology of information overload for several reasons.
Other contributors to library and information science literature have also considered information in ways that lead to understanding it in process, which further supports developing a mythology of information overload.
Other heavy-draw appliances like portable electric heaters, clothes irons, hair dryers and air conditioners often cause overloads too.
Power tools with large motors cause overloads in several ways.
An overload occurs when you try to draw too much power through part of your home's electrical system.
If the overload is slight, 100 to 150 percent of capacity, they'll shut off again after a minute or two.
An overload sometimes occurs when the saw blade bogs down, the motor labors and I'm pushing the tool too hard.
Trusted & untrusted paths from network processor to signaling processor w/configurable bandwidth scheduling and partitioning, providing hardware-based access fairness and SBC overload protection