workload

noun work·load \ ˈwərk-ˌlōd \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of workload

1 : the amount of work or of working time expected or assigned
  • students with a heavy workload
2 : the amount of work performed or capable of being performed (as by a mechanical device) usually within a specific period

Examples of workload in a Sentence

  1. Students complained about the heavy workload.

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First Known Use of workload

1899

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : the amount of work that is expected to be done


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