Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The amount of work assigned to or expected from a worker in a specified time period.
  • noun The amount of work that a machine produces or can produce in a specified time period.

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  • noun The amount of work assigned to a particular worker, normally in a specified time period
  • noun The amount of work that a machine can handle or produce

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  • noun work that a person is expected to do in a specified time

Etymologies

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work +‎ load

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