Load factor

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The ratio of the total energy delivered by a source in a given interval of time to the energy that would have been delivered if the peak load had been maintained throughout the same interval of time.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM