meaning of overloading

1. of Overload
overloading 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 Haskells type classes.

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