loading

Definitions of loading
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n weight to be borne or conveyed

Synonyms:
burden, load
Types:
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burthen
a variant of `burden'
dead load
a constant load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) due to the weight of the supported structure itself
live load, superload
a variable load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) such as moving traffic
millstone
any load that is difficult to carry
overburden, overload
an excessive burden
overload
an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power
Type of:
weight
an artifact that is heavy

n goods carried by a large vehicle

Synonyms:
cargo, consignment, freight, lading, load, payload, shipment
Type of:
merchandise, product, ware
commodities offered for sale

n a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time

Synonyms:
load
Types:
trainload
quantity that can be carried by a train
Type of:
indefinite quantity
an estimated quantity

n the ratio of the gross weight of an airplane to some factor determining its lift

Types:
power loading
the ratio of the weight of an airplane to its engine power
span loading
the ratio of the weight of an airplane to its wingspan
wing loading
the ratio of the weight of an airplane to its wing area
Type of:
ratio
the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)

n the labor of putting a load of something on or in a vehicle or ship or container etc.

“the loading took 2 hours”
Antonyms:
unloading
the labor of taking a load of something off of or out of a vehicle or ship or container etc.
Type of:
handling
manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something

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