the act of a person or thing that loads.
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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How to use loading in a sentence
loading times are important for UX and SEO, so make sure that you reduce your site’s image file sizes to ensure that you have a fast loading site.Image SEO: Best practices and tips for optimization | Michael McManus | February 8, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
You might find references to render-blocking scripts for you to evaluate and image loading events where you might discover the opportunity to compress or resize them.
Lazy loading is a common technique for speeding up the initial load of any given page.Core Web Vitals report: 28 Ways to supercharge your site | James Parsons | January 13, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
Officials have also abandoned plans to relocate the loading dock to expand the garden behind the Castle and the seismic protection that would have placed the historic structure on a shock-absorbing dish.Smithsonian abandons $2 billion expansion plan unveiled in 2014 | Peggy McGlone | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
We’ve already touched upon image compression as a way of providing an optimal loading experience.Google Page Experience update is all set to launch in May 2021 – Webmasters, hang in there! | Aayush | January 4, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
The prognosis of each person runs on a spectrum relative to their genetic loading and their environment.
“In wartime, one needs more serious things,” he explained, loading up blenders and juice makers.
Those regulations that apply to aviation shipments are enforced by the FAA, and relate to the standards for packing and loading.Passenger Flights Must Stop Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries as Cargo | Clive Irving | May 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Malaysian report gives no indication of any problem in loading the consignment—or, if there was, what action was taken.Flight 370 Was Carrying 440 Pounds of Dangerous Batteries | Clive Irving | May 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Airport staff were seen carefully loading Prince George's giant toy wombat onto the plane.
I was busy loading the piece when an exclamation of surprise from one of the men made me look up.
Not having completed the loading of his gun, Tom hastily rode behind a dense bush, and concealed himself as well as he could.
The sportsmen were busy loading when Tom became aware, for one instant, that something was moving in the air.
Pearson was loading his gun as fast as possible, when he heard a loud shout, and cries of “Look out!”
The servants were late in bringing around the ponies, and the process of loading them was a very slow one.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
British Dictionary definitions for loading
a load or burden; weight
the addition of an inductance to electrical equipment, such as a transmission line or aerial, to improve its performance: See loading coil
an addition to an insurance premium to cover expenses, provide a safer profit margin, etc
the ratio of the gross weight of an aircraft to its engine power (power loading), wing area (wing loading), or some other parameter, or of the gross weight of a helicopter to its rotor disc area (disc loading)
psychol the correlation of a factor, such as a personality trait, with a performance score derived from a psychological test
material, such as china clay or size, added to paper, textiles, or similar materials to produce a smooth surface, increase weight, etc
Australian and NZ a payment made in addition to a basic wage or salary to reward special skills, compensate for unfavourable conditions, etc
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