underload
  • A load which is lower than the optimum, operational, or rated load of a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, machine, or system. If an underload occurs due to a condition such as a load not dissipating or otherwise utilizing the provided power, a malfunction, failure, or overheating may occur.
  • A load which is lower than the usual load of a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, machine, or system.

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