Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The ratio of the average to the maximum demand for power from an engine, motor, or power-plant. See factor.

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Examples

  • "It is part of handling economic slowdown and carefully rationalising the operation," a Jet official said, adding the downsizing is based on capacity, load-factor and traffic patterns.

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  • The crucial point however, is this: the higher the utilisation of the energy-project, the better off is the supply from the public grid, since its fixed transmission costs result in a decreasing unit-cost, if the load-factor increases.

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  • It also seems that the running-cost of a micro-hydro plant cannot easily be covered by simply selling electricity at a too high rate; the solution will rather be an adequate shaping of the tariff, in order to promote use of electricity to obtain a good load-factor.

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  • 'Well, the distribution in space is not random, but there is no significant correlation with location, age, size, power, load-factor, or actual number of power-plants.

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  • The passenger load-factor, a measure of how full planes fly, decreased however by 0.9 percentage points to 74.8 percent, a statement said, as capacity increased owing to use of larger planes and a reduction in space alloted to business class.

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  • (load-factor problem), etc. But these influential factors are quantifiable; more difficulties arise when one has to justify a bad IER with intangible benefits like the longrange value of "rural development" or "local self-reliance".

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