Overloading

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The term overloading may refer to:

  • 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 (e.g. + or -) are treated as polymorphic functions having different behaviors depending on the types of arguments used
  • 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

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