loading

Definitions of loading
  1. noun
    weight to be borne or conveyed
    synonyms: burden, load
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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
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    weight
    an artifact that is heavy
  2. noun
    goods carried by a large vehicle
    synonyms: cargo, consignment, freight, lading, load, payload, shipment
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    merchandise, product, ware
    commodities offered for sale
  3. noun
    a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time
    synonyms: load
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    trainload
    quantity that can be carried by a train
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    indefinite quantity
    an estimated quantity
  4. noun
    the ratio of the gross weight of an airplane to some factor determining its lift
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    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
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    ratio
    the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
  5. noun
    the labor of putting a load of something on or in a vehicle or ship or container etc.
    “the loading took 2 hours”
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    unloading
    the labor of taking a load of something off of or out of a vehicle or ship or container etc.
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    handling
    manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something
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