load factor


General Science


  • In structural design, the factor applied to the working load to determine the design's ultimate load.
  • In a drainage system, the percentage of the total flow that occurs at a particular location in the system.
  • A ratio of the average air-conditioning load on a system to the maximum capacity.


  • For a given time interval, the ratio of the average load to the peak load.
  • The ratio of a given load to the maximum load.


  • noun the number of seats in a bus, a train or an aircraft which are occupied by passengers who have paid the full fare