load line

Definitions

Commerce

  • noun a line painted on the side of a ship to show where the water should reach for maximum safety if the ship is fully loaded

Electronics

  • A line which is drawn through a series of characteristic curves to illustrate the effect a given load will have on the relationship between two variables. For instance, such a line drawn through a series of transistor characteristic curves, to show the relationship between the input current and voltage as the load resistance varies.
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