wing loading


noun Aeronautics.

See under loading(def 4).

Origin of wing loading

First recorded in 1910–15

Definition for wing loading (2 of 2)

loading

[ loh-ding ]
/ ˈloʊ dɪŋ /

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.

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 wing loading (1 of 2)

loading

/ (ˈləʊdɪŋ) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for wing loading (2 of 2)

wing loading


noun

the total weight of an aircraft divided by its wing area
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Medicine definitions for wing loading

loading

[ lōdĭng ]

n.

The administration of a substance for the purpose of testing metabolic function.
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