overcapacity
noun Date: 1928 excessive capacity for production or services in relation to demand

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • overcapacity — o‧ver‧ca‧pa‧ci‧ty [ˌəʊvəkəˈpæsti ǁ ˌoʊvər ] noun [uncountable] MANUFACTURING when there are more factories, buildings etc that are able to produce a particular product or service than there is demand for it: • The banks are hurt by the industry… …   Financial and business terms

  • overcapacity — [ō΄vər kə pas′ə tē] n. excess capacity for production or service, in relation to the level of demand …   English World dictionary

  • overcapacity — [[t]oʊvə(r)kəpæ̱sɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT If there is overcapacity in a particular industry or area, more goods have been produced than are needed, and the industry is therefore less profitable than it could be. [BUSINESS] There is huge overcapacity in …   English dictionary

  • overcapacity — /ˌəυvəkə pæsɪti/ noun an unused capacity for producing something ▪▪▪ ‘…with the present overcapacity situation in the airline industry the discounting of tickets is widespread’ [Business Traveller] …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • overcapacity — too many boats chasing too few fish …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • overcapacity — /oh veuhr keuh pas i tee/, n., pl. overcapacities. capacity beyond what is normal, allowed, or desirable. [1925 30; OVER + CAPACITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • overcapacity — noun A capacity for the production of a commodity or product that is in excess of what is needed …   Wiktionary

  • overcapacity — o|ver|ca|pa|ci|ty [ˌəuvəkəˈpæsıti US ˌouvər ] n [singular,U] the situation in which an industry or factory cannot sell as much as it produces …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overcapacity — o|ver|ca|pac|i|ty [ ,ouvərkə pæsəti ] noun singular or uncount FORMAL a situation in which you have a larger amount of something than you can use or sell …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overcapacity — n. more provision than is needed; ability to provide more than is necessary …   English contemporary dictionary

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