the act or fact of exceeding something, especially a limit or standard: penalties for exceedance of air quality standards.
the amount by which something exceeds a limit or standard: a 10 percent exceedance.
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(geology) the probability that an earthquake will generate a level of ground motion that exceeds a specified reference level during a given exposure time; "the concept of exceedance can be applied to any type of environmental risk modeling" 
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These exceedances occurred within the design management zone of the facility.
When this day is excluded from the data as a natural event day, the expected number of exceedances is zero.
These exceedances were caused by wind-blown particulates.
There were no exceedances during the winter sampling season.
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