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load

 [lōd]
the quantity of something that is carried or borne.
case load the number of patients under the care of an individual health care worker.
viral load the number of copies of RNA of a given virus per milliliter of blood.

load

(lōd),
1. A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat; positive loads are quantities in excess of the normal; negative loads are quantities in deficit.
2. The quantity of a measurable entity borne by an object or organism.
[M.E. lode, fr. A.S. lād,]

load

a departure from normal body values for parameters such as water content, salt concentration, and heat. A positive load indicates a higher-than-normal value, whereas a negative load indicates a below-normal value.

load

A measurable quantity of a thing. See Patient load Drug slang 25 bags of heroin Medtalk The content of a substance or material. See Afterload, Front load, Standard load.

load

(lōd)
1. The quantity of a measurable entity borne by an object or organism.
2. A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat; positive loads are quantities in excess of the normal; negative loads are quantities in deficit.

load

deforming/potentially deforming forces applied to an object; loads (i.e. tension, compression and shear) often occur in combination (e.g. bending causes tension on one aspect and compression on the other; torsion imposes simultaneous tension, compression and shear)

load

(lōd)
Departure from normal body content; positive loads are quantities in excess of normal; negative loads are quantities in deficit.

load,

n an external force applied to an object.
load, occlusal,
n the stresses generated by functional or habitual contacting of the occlusal surfaces of the upper and lower teeth. There are two components of such stress loads: the vertically directed components and those components that tend to move a tooth or denture laterally. See also force, occlusal.

load

the quantity of a measurable form of work, e.g. metabolic or circulatory, borne by an organism, especially when it exceeds the normal amount of work for that process. Called also workload.
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While the R share class will be sold without sales loads, management and distribution fees, and other expenses still apply.
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Primary considerations for share class suitability include the investment amount, the expected term of the investment, the applicable sales loads, fees and expenses associated with each class of shares.
Transaction breakpoints are an important industry topic as mutual fund sales loads have come under regulatory scrutiny.
FINRA found that, as a result of inadequate supervisory systems at Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo and UBS from 2002 through 2004, and at Prudential Securities from 2002 to 2003, certain customers eligible for the NAV programs incurred front-end sales loads that they should not have paid, or purchased other share classes that unnecessarily subjected them to higher fees and the potential of contingent deferred sales charges.
Typically, breakpoint discounts are applied to front-end load funds to reduce sales loads at the investment levels of $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, $500,000 and $1 million.
The recent Lipper Research Study - Taxes in the Mutual Fund Industry - 2006 indicated that taxes are the single biggest drag on the performance of equity mutual funds held in taxable accounts, costing shareholders more in foregone returns than fund expenses or sales loads.
Typically, mutual funds offer an investor a reduction in sales loads as the dollar value of the shares the accounts of the investor, a member of his or her family and other related account reach specified levels, called "breakpoints.
These Funds offer several different classes of shares: Class A, B and C shares have sales loads and fees that effect performance.
NASD also has issued a Notice to Members directing NASD member firms that sell mutual funds to immediately review the adequacy of their policies and procedures to ensure that they are designed and implemented so that investors are charged the correct sales loads on mutual fund transactions.