overload

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EtymologyEdit

From over- +‎ load.

VerbEdit

overload (third-person singular simple present overloads, present participle overloading, simple past and past participle overloaded)

  1. (transitive) to load excessively
  2. (transitive) to provide too much power to a circuit
  3. (transitive, computer science) to create different functions for the same name, to be used in different contexts
  4. (intransitive) to fail due to excessive load

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NounEdit

overload (plural overloads)

  1. An excessive load.
  2. The damage done, or the outage caused by such a load.
  3. (computing, programming) An overloaded version of a function.
    • 2005, John C Molluzzo, C++ for business programming‎
      Code an overload of the insertion operator for the Rectangle class.

QuotationsEdit

  • Glenn Campbell - Wichita Lineman
    I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main road / Searchin' in the sun for another overload

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Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 01:55