preload

verb pre·load \ ˈprē-ˌlōd \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of preload

transitive verb
: to load in advance and especially at a time removed from that of use
  • preloaded software

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First Known Use of preload

1945


Medical Dictionary

preload

noun pre·load \ -ˈlōd \

medical Definition of preload

: the stretched condition of the heart muscle at the end of diastole just before contraction

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