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overloading

[¦ō·vər¦lōd·iŋ]
(computer science)
The use, in some advanced programming languages, of two or more variables or subroutines with the same name; the compiler determines by inference which entity is referred to each time the name occurs.
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overloading

(language)
(Or "Operator overloading"). Use of a single symbol to represent operators with different argument types, e.g. "-", used either, as a monadic operator to negate an expression, or as a dyadic operator to return the difference between two expressions. Another example is "+" used to add either integers or floating-point numbers. Overloading is also known as ad-hoc polymorphism.

User-defined operator overloading is provided by several modern programming languages, e.g. C++'s class system and the functional programming language Haskell's type classes.
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overloading

In programming, the ability to use the same variable for different data types. For example, the variable result could be initially filled (loaded) with a pointer and then with a string of data. See variable.
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Campaign, he said, has been launched through print and electronic media to create awareness among the travelers as well as general public for discouraging them the tendency of overloading being done regularly.
Campaign, he said has been launched through print and electronic media to create awareness among the travelers as well as general public for discouraging the tendency of overloading is regularly being done and series of stakeholders meetings in this regard have been organized by NHA during the past few years.
The DIG directed the sector and beat commanders to personally supervise the patrolling officers and conduct meetings with transporter associations regarding overcharging and overloading. The coordination will also be made with the Regional Transport Authority secretary for proper enforcement of traffic laws.
The officers have been asked to adopt zero tolerance policy against overloading to save the national asset in the form of national highways.
Campaign, he said, has been launched through print and electronic media to create awareness among the travelers as well as general public for discouraging the tendency of overloading is regularly being done and series of stakeholders meetings in this regard have been organized by NHA during the past few years.
He said that several steps have been taken by Ministry of Communications to control overloading of vehicles on Motorways and National Highways in the country.
He said, the Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) found involved in overcharging and overloading were being issued challan slips and imposed heavy fines.
He said that overloading is responsible to destroy our national roads and is extremely dangerous for national economy.
Khalid Khan and other office bearers assured the IGP that their association is also against the overloading but the action against overloaded vehicles be taken irrespective of any favour.
Abdul Majeed, special Mobile Traffic Squad headed by Secretary Regional Transport Authorities at all three divisional headquarters of AJK and the traffic police officials have been constituted to discourage the trend of overloading and overcharging during journey on the part of the public transport owners.
ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2010 (Frontier Star): Owing to the negligence of authorities concerned, the practice of overloading in public transport of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad is being continued unabated and posing severe threat to commuters.
According to official sources, On the special directives of the AJK Prime Minister Chudary Abdul Majeed, special mobile traffic squad headed by Secretary Regional Transport Authorities (RTA) at all three divisional headquarters of AJK and the traffic Police officials have been constituted to discourage the trend of overloading, overcharging and uncomfortably during journey on the part of the public transport owners.