load factor

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1. Ratio of average energy demand (load) to the maximum demand (peak load) during a period.
2. Ratio of demonstrated capacity of a machine, work center, or system to the time it is available for service or to the extent it is utilized.
3. In the aviation industry, load factor is the ratio of revenue passenger (or cargo ton) miles to the available seat (or cargo ton) miles.

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We had to make sure the load factor was in order and that made us all feel really good about what was going to happen.
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Turkey must have miscalculated the load factor of the national infrastructure, which is why there were blackouts across the country in April 2015.
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You should figure out the load factor so that you will know how to properly package any shipment you will send.
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