Overloading

Overloading

[v. oh-ver-lohd; n. oh-ver-lohd]
The terms overloading and overloaded may refer to:

  • Constructor and method overloading, in computer science, a type of polymorphism where different functions with the same name are invoked based on the data types of the parameters passed;
  • Operator overloading, a form of functional or method overloading where the action being overloaded is an operator, such as + or -;
  • Overloading (chess), a tactical theme arising out of an opponent piece performing more than one defensive task in the game;
  • Overloading, in weight training, refers to performing exercises with higher resistance than the muscles can handle, causing microtrauma which leads to hypertrophy or muscle growth;
  • Overloaded: The Singles Collection, a greatest hits compilation album by the group Sugababes.

There might be other uses for the terms overloading/overloaded as well.

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