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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈləʊ.dɪŋ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈloʊ.diŋ/
  • Hyphenation: loa‧ding


loading (plural loadings)

  1. (uncountable) The action of the verb to load.
    The loading of hazardous cargoes is not permitted.
  2. (countable) A load, especially in the engineering and electrical engineering senses of force exerted, or electrical current or power supplied.
    I need to recheck the loadings on the external walls.
    The loading on the generators peaks during the early evening.
  3. (Australia, industrial relations, countable) A hourly pay rate given to a casual employee which is higher than an equivalent full-time or part-time employee, usually paid to compensate for a lack of benefits such as sick leave or annual leave.



  1. present participle of load

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