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loading

[′lōd·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
Condition of vapor overcapacity in a liquid-vapor-contact tower, in which rising vapor lifts or holds falling liquid.
(electricity)
The addition of inductance to a transmission line to improve its transmission characteristics throughout a given frequency band. Also known as electrical loading.
(engineering)
Buildup on a cutting tool of the material removed in cutting.
Filling the pores of a grinding wheel with material removed in the grinding process.
(engineering acoustics)
Placing material at the front or rear of a loudspeaker to change its acoustic impedance and thereby alter its radiation.
(fluid mechanics)
The relative concentration of particles in a flowing fluid.
In particular, the ratio of particle mass flow to fluid mass flow.
(metallurgy)
Filling of a die cavity with powdered metal.
(nucleonics)
Placing fuel in a nuclear reactor.
References in classic literature ?
He caught the painter and made it fast, and we fell to loading the boat for our very lives.
Close on the rear of this came a couple of cabs, the forerun- ners of a long procession of flying vehicles, going for the most part to Chalk Farm station, where the North-Western special trains were loading up, instead of coming down the gradient into Euston.
The officers who arrested him conducted him straight to the Bastille, where he passed trembling before a party of soldiers who were loading their muskets.
Bertuccio made amends, however, by loading the ante-chambers, staircases, and mantle-pieces with flowers.
I did not say that he should never get home at all, for I knew you had already nodded your head about it, and promised that he should do so; but now they have brought him in a ship fast asleep and have landed him in Ithaca after loading him with more magnificent presents of bronze, gold, and raiment than he would ever have brought back from Troy, if he had had his share of the spoil and got home without misadventure.
These are under command, and bound to do every duty required of them connected with the service; such as hunting, trapping, loading and unloading the horses, mounting guard; and, in short, all the drudgery of the camp.
The hurry of the times, the loading and discharging organization of the docks, the use of hoisting machinery which works quickly and will not wait, the cry for prompt despatch, the very size of his ship, stand nowadays between the modern seaman and the thorough knowledge of his craft.
Outward bound, and off the pitch of Cape Horn, he used to sit on the taffrail, and keep the steward loading three or four old fowling pieces, with which he would bring down albatrosses, Cape pigeons, jays, petrels, and divers other marine fowl, who followed chattering in our wake.
That this might be accomplished within the day was the explanation of the reverberation occurring so soon after midnight, the aim of the carters being to reach the door of the outgoing households by six o'clock, when the loading of their movables at once began.
Then, when the loading finally began, a sleety rain was coming down once more, and the tree trunks were so slippery that it took twice as long as usual to lift them and get them in place on the sledge.
They were loading a haycock onto the cart not far from him.
While I was loading these pieces, there happened a fierce engagement between the Spaniard and one of the savages, who made at him with one of their great wooden swords, the weapon that was to have killed him before, if I had not prevented it.