Definition of loading in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləʊdɪŋ/


[mass noun]
1The application of a mechanical load or force to something: the branches of a tree diminish in cross section according to their loading
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  • In this study we combined simultaneous mechanical loading and visualization of the microstructural components in the same arterial specimen.
  • We tested the role of desmin in initiating such pathways via direct visualization of muscle nuclei before and during mechanical loading.
  • Therefore, we selected 5000 cycles of loading to simulate such mechanical conditions.
1.1The amount of electric current or power delivered to a device.
1.2The maximum electric current or power taken by an appliance.
1.3The provision of extra electrical inductance to improve the properties of a transmission wire or aerial.
2An increase in an insurance premium due to a factor increasing the risk involved.
Example sentences
  • Insurance policy loading could have a major impact in Scotland, which has one of the worst obesity levels in Europe.
  • Mr O'Sullivan believes that if the EU gives the go-ahead for the new scheme the entry premium loading could slip in unnoticed by many consumers by the end of June.
  • He also gave assurances on funding and promised a proposal for the Government to pay the loading on haemophiliacs's insurance premiums would be looked at in September.
2.1Australian An increment added to a basic wage for special skills or qualifications.
Example sentences
  • Want says the slip shows clearly the employee is not receiving the appropriate loading under the award.
  • Additional shifts were voluntary and no loading paid on the standard rate for additional hours.
  • The next increase will apply on the 4 April 2002 and will take the minimum loading for casual workers up to 23%.


[in combination]
(Of a gun, machine, or lorry) loaded in a specified way: a front-loading dishwasher
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  • Front loading washing machines are often used where top surface access is limited.
  • Based on these advantages and disadvantages, the front load washer is the clear winner and is generally the most preferred.

Words that rhyme with loading


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