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Definition of payload noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the passengers and goods on a ship or an aircraft for which payment is received
  2. 2the goods that a vehicle, for example a truck, is carrying; the amount it is carrying
  3. 3the explosive power of a bomb or a missile
  4. 4the equipment carried by a spacecraft or satellite
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: payload