Overload may refer to:








  • Computer science terms
    • Function overloading, a software engineering process whereby multiple functions of different types are defined with the same name
    • Operator overloading, a software engineering process whereby operators such as + or - are treated as polymorphic functions having different behaviours depending on the types of arguments used
    • Method overloading a type of polymorphism where different functions with the same name are invoked based on the data types of the parameters passed
    • Type polymorphism or overloading, in computer science, allowing a single definition to be used with different classes of objects
  • Overcurrent, a situation where an electrical machine or system is subjected to a greater load than it was designed for
  • Information overload, the psychology term for the state of having too much information to make a decision or remain informed about a topic
  • Mechanical overload, when a component is stressed to failure in one event
  • Overloaded expression is an ambiguous operator expression can only be understood based on the context
  • Overload (journal), a software development journal


See also

  • Overloading (disambiguation)

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  • overload — o‧ver‧load [ˌəʊvəˈləʊd ǁ ˌoʊvərˈloʊd] verb overloaded PASTPART or overladen PASTPART [ ˈleɪdn] [transitive] 1. to give someone more work, information etc than they can deal with: overload somebod …   Financial and business terms

  • Overload — O ver*load , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overloaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overloading}.] [Cf. {Overlade}.] To load or fill to excess; to load too heavily. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overload — O ver*load , n. An excessive load; the excess beyond a proper load. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • overload — I verb burden, choke, congest, cram, crowd, cumber, deluge, drench, encumber, flood, force, glut, gorge, inundate, load to excess, make heavy, oppress, overabound, overburden, overdo, overdose, overexert, overfeed, overfill, overstrain, overstuff …   Law dictionary

  • Overload —   [engl.], Überladen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • overload — (v.) 1550s, to load with too great a burden, from OVER (Cf. over) + LOAD (Cf. load) (v.). Related: Overloaded; overloading. The noun is attested from 1640s; of electrical current, from 1904 …   Etymology dictionary

  • overload — ► VERB 1) load excessively. 2) put too great a demand on. ► NOUN ▪ an excessive amount …   English terms dictionary

  • overload — [ō΄vər lōd′; ] also, and for n.always [, ō′vər lōd΄] vt. to put too great a load in or on n. too great a load …   English World dictionary

  • overload — overloads, overloading, overloaded (The verb is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)lo͟ʊd[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)loʊd[/t]].) 1) VERB If you overload something such as a vehicle, you put more things or people into it than it was designed to… …   English dictionary