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
Recent Examples on the Web Plans also include 91 parking spaces, a loading dock, two driveway connections and a cross-access connection from the existing building at 5251 W. Franklin Drive to the new expansion. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 May 2021 There are no tiny loading stations, water elements or safety nets. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, 28 May 2021 OPW Engineered Systems manufactures loading arms and swivel mechanisms for the fuel supply chain. Brook Endale, The Enquirer, 8 May 2021 Besides the refinery, the deal also includes a deep-water marine dock, a loading rack, a rail terminal, and storage tanks that can hold 5.8 million barrels of crude and other hydrocarbons. Paul O'donnell, Dallas News, 5 May 2021 One common bond shared by every band that’s packed into a van is the challenge of loading up the vehicle when heading out on the road. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 30 Apr. 2021 Grocers face tougher comparisons starting in the current quarter, which will be compared with the peak pantry-loading period of 2020. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2021 Other packages should offer more of the practical space and easy loading and unloading most minivan owners want. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 Apr. 2021 That's a pretty good showing, given the pantry-loading frenzy that took hold this time last year, my CNN Business colleague Danielle Wiener-Bronner reports. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of loading

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of loading was in the 15th century

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12 Jun 2021

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“Loading.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loading. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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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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