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noun, Aeronautics
1.
See under loading (def 4).

loading

[loh-ding] /ˈloʊ dɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that loads.
2.
that with which something is loaded; load, burden, or charge.
3.
Electricity. the process of adding reactance to a telephone circuit, radio antenna, etc.
4.
Aeronautics. the ratio of the gross weight of an airplane to engine power (power loading) wing span (span loading) or wing area (wing loading)
5.
Insurance. an addition to the net premium, to cover expenses and allow a margin for contingencies and profit.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see load, -ing1
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  • The length of the span adjacent to the main span is limited in order to avoid exceeding main span loading limitations.
British Dictionary definitions for span loading

loading

/ˈləʊdɪŋ/
noun
1.
a load or burden; weight
2.
the addition of an inductance to electrical equipment, such as a transmission line or aerial, to improve its performance See loading coil
3.
an addition to an insurance premium to cover expenses, provide a safer profit margin, etc
4.
the ratio of the gross weight of an aircraft to its engine power (power loading), wing area (wing loading), or some other parameter, or of the gross weight of a helicopter to its rotor disc area (disc loading)
5.
(psychol) the correlation of a factor, such as a personality trait, with a performance score derived from a psychological test
6.
material, such as china clay or size, added to paper, textiles, or similar materials to produce a smooth surface, increase weight, etc
7.
(Austral & NZ) a payment made in addition to a basic wage or salary to reward special skills, compensate for unfavourable conditions, etc
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span loading in Medicine

loading load·ing (lō'dĭng)
n.
The administration of a substance for the purpose of testing metabolic function.

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Slang definitions & phrases for span loading

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Encyclopedia Article for span loading

loading

in communications technology, addition of inductance to an antenna or at periodic intervals to a transmission line to improve operating characteristics. Loading coils in telephone lines may be spaced as close as one mile. Counteracting the effects of capacitance, they make line impedance approach the equivalence of pure resistance

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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