preload

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ load.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

preload (third-person singular simple present preloads, present participle preloading, simple past and past participle preloaded)

  1. (transitive) To load in advance (used especially in reference to software installed on a computer prior to sale).
    Synonyms: foreload, preinstall
    My computer came preloaded with wordprocessor software.
  2. (intransitive, Britain, slang) To drink (cheaper) alcohol at home before going out socially.
    Synonym: pregame
    That nightclub is so expensive. Let's preload at your flat.

Noun[edit]

preload

  1. (anatomy) The end diastolic pressure that stretches the right or left ventricle of the heart to its greatest geometric dimensions under variable physiologic demand.
  2. (engineering) The internal application of stress to certain mechanical systems.
    • 2008, Sam Tracy, Roadside Bicycle Repair, Fulcrum Publishing, →ISBN, page 55:
      The preload itself should be tightened gradually. Many older threadless headsets suspend their preload bolts within soft plastic caps; they sink right through easily enough.

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