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 for Overloading
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  ad-hoc polymorphism
  operator 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 Haskell's type
     Ad-hoc polymorphism (better described as overloading) is the
     ability to use the same syntax for objects of different types,
     e.g. "+" for addition of reals and integers or "-" for unary
     negation or diadic subtraction.  Parametric polymorphism
     allows the same object code for a function to handle arguments
     of many types but overloading only reuses syntax and requires
     different code to handle different types.

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