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payload

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˈpeɪləʊd/ TRANSPORT
the total number of passengers and weight of goods that an aircraft or a ship carries or can carry, for which payment is received: The 767s carry a maximum payload of 75,000 pounds.
goods that a vehicle is carrying or can carry: The truck involved in the collision was carrying a payload of toxic materials.
(Definition of payload from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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