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loading

[ loh-ding ]
/ ˈloʊ dɪŋ /
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noun

the act of a person or thing that loads.
that with which something is loaded; load, burden, or charge.
Electricity. the process of adding reactance to a telephone circuit, radio antenna, etc.
Aeronautics. the ratio of the gross weight of an airplane to engine power (power loading ), wing span (span loading ), or wing area (wing loading ).
Insurance. an addition to the net premium, to cover expenses and allow a margin for contingencies and profit.

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Origin of loading

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at load, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for loading

loading
/ (ˈləʊdɪŋ) /

noun

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Medical definitions for loading

loading
[ lōdĭng ]

n.

The administration of a substance for the purpose of testing metabolic function.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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