overloading

overload

[v. oh-ver-lohd; n. oh-ver-lohd]
verb (used with object)
1.
to load to excess; overburden: Don't overload the raft or it will sink.
noun
2.
an excessive load.

Origin:
1545–55; over- + load

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overload
 
vb
1.  (tr) to put too large a load on or in
 
n
2.  an excessive load

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overload
1553, "to load with too great a burden," from over + load (q.v.). The noun is attested from 1645; of electrical current, from 1904.
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overloading definition

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(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.
(1995-04-30)

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