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load·ing

 (lō′dĭng)
n.
1. A weight placed on something else; a burden.
2. A substance added to something else; a filler.
3. An addition to an insurance premium.
4. Electricity The addition of inductance to a transmission line to improve its transmission characteristics.

loading

(ˈləʊdɪŋ)
n
1. a load or burden; weight
2. (Electrical Engineering) the addition of an inductance to electrical equipment, such as a transmission line or aerial, to improve its performance. See loading coil
3. (Insurance) an addition to an insurance premium to cover expenses, provide a safer profit margin, etc
4. (Aeronautics) 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)
5. (Psychology) psychol the correlation of a factor, such as a personality trait, with a performance score derived from a psychological test
6. (Elements & Compounds) material, such as china clay or size, added to paper, textiles, or similar materials to produce a smooth surface, increase weight, etc
7. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) Austral and NZ a payment made in addition to a basic wage or salary to reward special skills, compensate for unfavourable conditions, etc

load•ing

(ˈloʊ dɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of one that loads.
2. that with which something is loaded; burden, or charge.
3. the ratio of the gross weight of an airplane to engine power, wing span, or wing area.
4. an addition to the net premium of an insurance policy, to cover expenses and allow a margin for contingencies and profit.
[1425–75]

loading

The process of putting personnel, materiel, supplies and other freight on board ships, aircraft, trains, road vehicles, or other means of conveyance. See also embarkation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loading - weight to be borne or conveyedloading - weight to be borne or conveyed  
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
weight - an artifact that is heavy
2.loading - a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time; "the system broke down under excessive loads"
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity
trainload - quantity that can be carried by a train
3.loading - the ratio of the gross weight of an airplane to some factor determining its lift
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
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
4.loading - goods carried by a large vehicleloading - goods carried by a large vehicle  
merchandise, product, ware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
5.loading - the labor of putting a load of something on or in a vehicle or ship or container etc.; "the loading took 2 hours"
handling - manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something
unloading - the labor of taking a load of something off of or out of a vehicle or ship or container etc.
Translations
arc-boutementchargement

loading

[ˈləʊdɪŋ]
A. N (Insurance) → sobreprima f
B. CPD loading bay, loading dock Nárea m de carga y descarga

loading

[ˈləʊdɪŋ] nchargement mloading bay naire f de chargementloading ramp nrampe f de chargement

loading

:
loading bay
nLadeplatz m
loading bridge
nVerladebrücke f; (Aviat) → Fluggastbrücke f

load·ing

n. carga por administración de una sustancia en una prueba metabólica;
___ testprueba de carga.
References in classic literature ?
The hurry of the times, the loading and discharging organization of the docks, the use of hoisting machinery which works quickly and will not wait, the cry for prompt despatch, the very size of his ship, stand nowadays between the modern seaman and the thorough knowledge of his craft.
AN ARAB CAMEL-DRIVER, after completing the loading of his Camel, asked him which he would like best, to go up hill or down.
Hunter brought the boat round under the stern-port, and Joyce and I set to work loading her with powder tins, muskets, bags of biscuits, kegs of pork, a cask of cognac, and my invaluable medicine chest.
It was, in fact, nothing less than the loading of the Columbiad, and the introduction into it of 400,000 pounds of gun-cotton.
However, as I had a great many very good clothes and linen in abundance, which I had ordered to be packed up in two great boxes, I had them shipped on board, not as my goods, but as consigned to my real name in Virginia; and had the bills of loading signed by a captain in my pocket; and in these boxes was my plate and watches, and everything of value except my money, which I kept by itself in a private drawer in my chest, which could not be found, or opened, if found, with splitting the chest to pieces.
That this might be accomplished within the day was the explanation of the reverberation occurring so soon after midnight, the aim of the carters being to reach the door of the outgoing households by six o'clock, when the loading of their movables at once began.
Such men, in other men's calamities, are, as it were, in season, and are ever on the loading part: not so good as the dogs, that licked Lazarus' sores; but like flies, that are still buzzing upon any thing that is raw; misanthropi, that make it their practice, to bring men to the bough, and yet never a tree for the purpose in their gardens, as Timon had.
In a moment the men came running gaily from their campfires and began loading.
It was a bad shot from the right barrel," responded Stepan Arkadyevitch, loading his gun.
He kept a whole row of pipes there ready loaded, stuck in a rack, within easy reach of his hand; and, whenever he turned in, he smoked them all out in succession, lighting one from the other to the end of the chapter; then loading them again to be in readiness anew.
The solemnity is simple; the five corps assemble at night, and at a signal they all fall loading themselves with beer, out of pint-mugs, as fast as possible, and each man keeps his own count--usually by laying aside a lucifer match for each mud he empties.
Ah,' said he, 'the King's daughter shall not overreach us;' and, loading his gun, he shot so cleverly, that he shot away the horse's skull from under the runner's head, without its hurting him.