loading

noun
load·​ing | \ ˈlō-diŋ How to pronounce loading (audio) \

Definition of loading

1 : a cargo, weight, or stress placed on something
3 : material used to load something : filler

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Examples of loading in a Sentence

the accident was caused by an 18-wheeler with a loading in excess of the legal limit

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The store was my early career, from emptying the garbage cans between the pumps, to loading boxes, to stocking the walk-in soda cooler — and finally, to working the register. Tony Rehagen, BostonGlobe.com, "Farewell to hot dog rollers and roadside chats: an elegy for the American gas station," 11 July 2019 Computer vision turns analogue forms into digitally searchable ones, and machine learning (ML) optimises loading. The Economist, "DigitisationDigitisation is helping to deliver goods faster," 11 July 2019 This summer, the city will open its own loading yard. Abdel Jimenez, chicagotribune.com, "Union Pacific closing two facilities, laying off workers in Illinois," 10 July 2019 Virgin Orbit, which is owned by British billionaire Richard Branson, will also practice going through the rocket-fuel loading procedures and how to prepare everything for launch day. Samantha Masunaga, latimes.com, "Virgin Orbit drops a rocket from the wing of a plane in critical test," 10 July 2019 It was documented as loading fuel oil in the Iraqi port of Basra in December, though Basra did not list it as being in port and its tracking system was switched off. NBC News, "Britain seizes tanker suspected of carrying oil to Syria, which could exacerbate Iran tensions," 4 July 2019 Of those affected, nearly 83 percent of the reports on Facebook said users are experiencing problems with photos loading, while 10 percent reported issues with the Newsfeed. Patrick May, The Denver Post, "#FacebookDown: Users report issues with Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp," 3 July 2019 Of those affected, nearly 83 percent of the reports on Facebook said users are experiencing problems with photos loading, while 10 percent reported issues with the Newsfeed. Patrick May, The Mercury News, "#FacebookDown: Users report issues with Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp," 3 July 2019 Michigan adopted guidelines last year for making Lake Erie healthier, including cutting phosphorus loading into its western basin 40% by 2025. USA TODAY, "Arthur Ashe, missing Marilyn, pacifier-eating pup: News from around our 50 states," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of loading

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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loading

noun
load·​ing

Medical Definition of loading

1a : the amount or degree to which something is or can be loaded
b : administration of a factor or substance to the body or a bodily system in sufficient quantity to test capacity to deal with it
2 : the relative contribution of each component factor in a psychological test or in an experimental, clinical, or social situation

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