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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.
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There's a quarter of a pound of powder in the case, and I have got two newspapers in my pocket for the loadings.
The offer relieved him from considerable embarrassment, for his previous notions of loading a pistol were rather vague and undefined.
Shell on July 12 said it had lifted a force majeure declaration on Bonny Light loadings.
The same comparison was made with compounds containing higher carbon black loadings of N650 at 55 parts by volume.
Abstract: In this paper the state on the carrying structure of the working wheel at rotating excavator SRs-630 for dynamic loadings is analyzed.
With margins razor thin and resin prices high, processors over the past 18 months have increased their loadings of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) by about 10%, estimates Allen Guy, regional technical service manager at Omya Inc.
These resins can provide tub / shower manufacturers with cost benefits because they will accept greater than 55 percent filler loadings, reducing the total cost of individual parts produced.
Used in loadings from 10%-70% in various resins including phenolic, melamine, polyester, PS, PE, PP, and PVC.
Grades of Martinal and Magnifin mineral flame retardants have been developed that are said to improve char formation and allow end users to achieve current flame retardancy standards at reduced filler loadings, or improve flame retardancy performance at conventional loadings.
The unique grid design provides greater mechanical strength, yet results in significant weight reduction and reduced tower loadings, while at the same time providing high protection against wind.
Infusion products provide high impact strength and processability at high loadings in vinyl siding.
Because it is engineered to build hardness more slowly, ST-2320 carbon black can be used at significantly higher loadings than conventional grades at equal hardness.