from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to load (a truck, etc.) with less than its full capacity; -- in certain circumstances, an inefficient use of resources.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To place upon or in (something) a load less than the maximum load that it can carry.


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  • Knowing this is Remington talking, they'd probably overhype it, and then, as usual, underload it.

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  • Since Ljungberg & Sörensen discussed Interaction Overload one may assume that there is also Interaction underload or abstinence.

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  • To protect you all from the menace of information underload, here's my latest piece for the Guardian.

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  • Might one ethnic group, for example, carry an overload or an underload of genes for a particular trait?

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  • Any individual worker can experience an overload or an underload on a given factor, depending on his appetite for that particular variable and the actual level of the variable at the time.

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  • Identify any factors that might present a typical employee with a pronounced underload or overload.

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  • As a management problem, however, status underload certainly constitutes the more interesting case.

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  • But an underload can cause exactly the same feelings.

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  • Accountability underload comes when the worker believes the work he is doing is meaningless, that nothing whatsoever will come of it.

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  • One experiences an underload of contact and the other experiences an overload.

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