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Load or LOAD may refer to:

Aeronautics and transportation[edit]

Biology and medicine[edit]

Computing and electricity[edit]

  • Load (computing), a measure of how much processing a computer performs
  • Electrical load, a device connected to the output of a circuit
  • Electronic load, a simulated electrical load used for testing purposes
  • Invade-a-Load, was a fast loader routine used in software for the Commodore 64 computer; it was used in commercial computer games
  • Load balancing (computing), or load distribution, a method that improves the distribution of workloads across multiple computing resources
  • Load balancing (electrical power), or load distribution, the storing of excess electrical power by power stations during low demand periods, for release as demand rises
  • Load cell, a transducer that is used to create an electrical signal
  • Load factor (computer science), the ratio of the number of records to the number of addresses within a data structure
  • Load factor (electrical), the average power divided by the peak power over a period of time
  • Load file, the file used to import data into a database or to link images
  • Load management, also known as demand side management (DSM), the process of balancing the supply of electricity on the network with the electrical load
  • Load testing, the process of putting demand on a system and measuring its response

Mechanics, construction, and architecture[edit]

  • Add-on factor, or load factor, floor area, floor space, or floorspace, is the area (measured as square feet or square metres) taken up by a building or part of it
  • Mechanical load, the external mechanical resistance against which a machine, such as a motor or engine, acts
  • Structural load, forces which apply to a structure
  • Wind load
  • Moving load, this is the load that changes in time the place to which is applied


  • Load Records, an American experimental independent record label
  • Load (album), the 6th album released by the band Metallica
  • Loads (album), a 1995 compilation of the British pop group Happy Mondays


Other uses[edit]

  • The Load, a 2018 Serbian war film
  • Cargo, paraphernalia being transported
  • Factor loadings, in statistics, the exposure to specific factors or components in Factor Analysis or Principal Component Analysis
  • Load fund, a mutual fund with a type of commission known as load

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