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working load[′wərk·iŋ ‚lōd]
The maximum load that any structural member is designed to support.
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The normal dead, live, wind, and earthquake load that a structure is required to support in service. Also called the service load.
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1. A force, or system of forces, carried by a structure, or a part of the structure.
2. Any device or piece of electric equipment that receives electric power.
3. The power delivered to such a device or piece of equipment.
4. The amount of heat per unit time imposed on a refrigeration system; the required rate of heat removal.
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