- 1Load beforehand: the software comes preloaded on the PCMore example sentences
- Today, all IBM personal computers are preloaded with a Microsoft Windows operating system.
- UK system builder Brown is preloading software on its PCs which is designed to slash its support costs by 25 per cent.
- Microsoft no longer preloads a version of its Reader software (used to read e-books) because it wants to save room for applications used more frequently.
- 1.1Give (a mechanical component) an internal load independent of any working load, typically in order to reduce distortion or noise in operation.More example sentences
- To minimize wobble, the rails are preloaded to apply pressure uniformly along the bearing.
- The cup threads down to preload the bearings and adjust the headset independent of the stem.
- The hammer strut is preloaded and separate from the trigger system.
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- Something loaded or applied as a load beforehand: prices include DOS and Windows preloadMore example sentences
- For the track, the compression had been turned way in from the standard setting, some preload added and the rebound left alone.
- Rossi is trying to recall the setting on his front fork preload.
- ‘Since this material is expanding over time,’ Jacobs says, ‘we can maintain or retain fastener preload through the life of the vehicle.’
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