noun Date: 1884 1. the act or an instance of spilling over 2. chiefly British the movement of excess urban population into less crowded areas

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  • overspill — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a surplus population moving from an overcrowded area to live elsewhere …   English terms dictionary

  • Overspill — This article is about mathematics. For housing estates, see overspill estate. In non standard analysis, a branch of mathematics, overspill (referred to as overflow by Goldblatt (1998, p. 129)) is a widely used proof technique. It is based on …   Wikipedia

  • overspill — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)spɪl[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: also a N, oft N n Overspill is used to refer to people who live near a city because there is no room in the city itself. [BRIT] ...new towns built to absorb overspill from nearby cities. ...overspill council… …   English dictionary

  • overspill — 1. noun That which spills over. New towns were to accommodate overspill from established cities. 2. verb To spill over, to overflow, to spill out of. Further, Coventrys …   Wiktionary

  • overspill — o|ver|spill [ˈəuvəˌspıl US ˈouvər ] n [singular,U] BrE people who move out of a big city because there are too many people living there, and go to live in new houses outside the city ▪ an overspill of workers from London …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overspill — noun (U) BrE people who move out of a big city because there are too many people living there, and go to live in new houses outside the city: a new town built to accommodate London s overspill …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overspill — UK [ˈəʊvə(r)ˌspɪl] / US [ˈoʊvərˌspɪl] noun [uncountable] a) the people who begin to live and work in places just outside a crowded city, making it bigger b) used generally about people or things that cannot fit into a crowded place an overspill… …   English dictionary

  • overspill — verb (i) /oʊvəˈspɪl/ (say ohvuh spil) (overspilt or overspilled, overspilling) 1. to spill over. –noun /ˈoʊvəspɪl/ (say ohvuhspil) 2. that which spills out. 3. excess or surplus population: new towns are planned to take Sydney s overspill. {over… …   Australian English dictionary

  • overspill — v. /oh veuhr spil /; n. /oh veuhr spil /, v., overspilled or overspilt, overspilling, n. v.i. 1. to spill over. n. 2. the act of spilling over. 3. something that spills over. 4. Brit. overflow. [1850 55; OVER + SPILL1] * * * …   Universalium

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