the amount of work that a machine, employee, or group of employees can be or is expected to perform.
Also, work load.

1940–45; work + load Unabridged
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workload (ˈwɜːkˌləʊd)
the amount of work to be done, esp in a specified period by a person, machine, etc

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Example sentences
Going up hill they aided in taking some of the work load off your legs.
The much-promised redesign is almost ready to go, but my sudden work load has postponed it for a few weeks.
Instead, the diesel engine varies the amount of fuel squirted into its cylinders depending on the work load placed on it.
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