workload

or work load

[ wurk-lohd ]
/ ˈwɜrkˌloʊd /

noun

the amount of work that a machine, employee, or group of employees can be or is expected to perform.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. working-capital fund,
  2. working-day,
  3. workingman,
  4. workingperson,
  5. workingwoman,
  6. workman,
  7. workmanlike,
  8. workmanship,
  9. workmate,
  10. workmen's compensation

Origin of workload

First recorded in 1940–45; work + load

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British Dictionary definitions for workload

workload

/ (ˈwɜːkˌləʊd) /

noun

the amount of work to be done, esp in a specified period by a person, machine, etc
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Word Origin and History for workload

workload

n.

1946, from work (n.) + load (n.).

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