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pay·load

 (pā′lōd′)
n.
1. The revenue-producing part of a cargo.
2.
a. The total weight of passengers and cargo that an aircraft carries or can carry.
b. The total weight of the instruments, crew, and life-support systems that a spacecraft carries or can carry.
c. The passengers, crew, instruments, or equipment carried by an aircraft, spacecraft, or rocket.
3. The explosive charge carried by a missile or contained in a bomb.

payload

(ˈpeɪˌləʊd)
n
1. (Commerce) that part of a cargo earning revenue
2. (Aeronautics)
a. the passengers, cargo, or bombs carried by an aircraft
b. the equipment carried by a rocket, satellite, or spacecraft
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the explosive power of a warhead, bomb, etc, carried by a missile or aircraft: a missile carrying a 50-megaton payload.

pay•load

(ˈpeɪˌloʊd)

n.
1. the part of a cargo producing revenue or income, usu. expressed in weight.
2. the number of paying passengers, as on an airplane.
3.
a. the bomb load, warhead, cargo, or passengers of an aircraft, rocket, missile, etc.
b. the equipment carried by a spacecraft to perform a specified mission.
c. the explosive energy of a warhead or of the bomb load of an aircraft.
[1925–30]

payload

1. The sum of the weight of passengers and cargo that an aircraft can carry. See also load.
2. The warhead, its container, and activating devices in a military missile.
3. The satellite or research vehicle of a space probe or research missile.
4. The load (expressed in tons of cargo or equipment, gallons of liquid, or number of passengers) which the vehicle is designed to transport under specified conditions of operation, in addition to its unladen weight.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.payload - the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agentspayload - the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
atomic warhead, nuclear warhead, nuke, thermonuclear warhead - the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
2.payload - goods carried by a large vehiclepayload - goods carried by a large vehicle  
merchandise, product, ware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
Translations

payload

[ˈpeɪləʊd] Ncarga f útil

payload

[ˈpeɪləʊd] ncharge f utile

payload

[ˈpeɪˌləʊd] ncarico utile
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