Overloading



[verb oh-ver-lohd; noun oh-ver-lohd] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈloʊd; noun ˈoʊ vərˌloʊd/

verb (used with object)
1.
to to excess; overburden:
Don’t overload the raft or it will sink.
noun
2.
an excessive .
verb (ˌəʊvəˈləʊd)
1.
(transitive) to put too large a load on or in
noun (ˈəʊvəˌləʊd)
2.
an excessive load
v.

1550s, “to place too great a burden on,” from over- + load (v.). Intransitive sense from 1961. Related: Overloaded; overloading. The noun is attested from 1640s; of electrical current, from 1904. Middle English had overlade (v.) in this sense.

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.
(1995-04-30)

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