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load·ing / ˈlōding/ • n. 1. the application of a mechanical load or force to something. ∎  the amount of electric current or power delivered to a device. ∎  the maximum electric current or power taken by an appliance. ∎  the provision of extra electrical inductance to improve the properties of a transmission wire or antenna. 2. the application of an extra amount of something to balance some other factor. ∎  an increase in an insurance premium due to a factor increasing the risk involved. • adj. [in comb.] (of a gun, machine, or truck) loaded in a specified way: a front-loading dishwasher.

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