Overproduction O"ver*pro*duc"tion, n. Excessive production; supply beyond the demand. --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster]

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  • overproduction — (n.) 1822, from OVER (Cf. over) + PRODUCTION (Cf. production) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Overproduction — This article is about the economic concept of overproduction. For the musical term, see overproduction (music). In economics, overproduction, oversupply or excess of supply refers to excess of supply over demand of products being offered to the… …   Wikipedia

  • overproduction — overproduce o‧ver‧pro‧duce [ˌəʊvəprəˈdjuːs ǁ ˌoʊvərprəˈduːs] verb [intransitive, transitive] MANUFACTURING to produce too much of something, either more than is needed or more than was planned: • Originally, malls just sold merchandise that was… …   Financial and business terms

  • overproduction — o|ver|pro|duc|tion [ˌəuvəprəˈdʌkʃən US ˌouvər ] n [U] the act of producing more of something than people want or need ▪ the systematic overproduction of food …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overproduction — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)prəˈdʌkʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌoʊvərprəˈdʌkʃ(ə)n] noun [uncountable] business a situation in which a factory, an economy etc produces too many goods the region s overproduction of wheat …   English dictionary

  • overproduction — overproduce ► VERB 1) produce an excess of. 2) record or produce (a song or film) in an excessively elaborate way. DERIVATIVES overproduction noun …   English terms dictionary

  • overproduction — /oh veuhr preuh duk sheuhn/, n. excessive production; production in excess of need or stipulated amount. [1815 25; OVER + PRODUCTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • overproduction — noun The production of more of a commodity than can be used or sold See Also: overproduce …   Wiktionary

  • overproduction —   usually applied to food yields exceeding the needs of the area in which they are produced. May be refined to mean yields exceeding both the consumption and export needs of the area in which they are produced …   Geography glossary

  • overproduction — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. excess, excessive production, overstock; see production 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

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