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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.

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.

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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He said that assessment of road damages in terms of financial losses caused by overloading is a very complex and non-tangible exercise in presence of multiple factors attributed to failure of pavements in Pakistan like use of substandard construction materials and construction methods, inadequate compaction, improper drainage system, type and condition of vehicles and number of passes of axle load.
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Meanwhile, owners of some transportation companies have confessed to overloading.
The firm's driver, Anthony White, 63, of Sandringham Road, Perry Barr, was fined pounds 75 with pounds 75 costs after admitting the overloading charge.
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The figures show constant and unacceptable overloading from April to August.
He admitted random checks were not made and conceded the overloading could have been going on for some time.
We have to update and strictly implement the law because in reality, almost all public utility vehicles have a habit of overloading vehicles at the expense of passengers' comfort and safety.
MUZAFFARGARH -- As many as 106 vehicles were challaned for overloading during the month of October.
LAHORE -- The drive against overloaded vehicles is in progress and fines are being imposed on transporters for overloading without any discrimination.
Asked what causes the seemingly frequent maintenance in MRT, San Jose said it was because of overloading.
The current legal system which imposes penalties on transport operators who are guilty of overloading, is not working as the fines are "ridiculously" low and does not match the damage caused to roads, according to the Roads Authority (RA).