follow Dictionary.com

Write a Super Short Story to win an iPod!

overcapacity

[oh-ver-kuh-pas-i-tee] /ˌoʊ vər kəˈpæs ɪ ti/
noun, plural overcapacities.
1.
capacity beyond what is normal, allowed, or desirable.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; over- + capacity
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for overcapacity
  • Big tumors, or several tumors dispersed throughout the body, present an overcapacity problem.
  • We would have reduced some of the overcapacity that plagues the global industry.
  • According to the cruise line executive, another problem is overcapacity.
  • The domestic oil market is being rocked by declining demand and overcapacity issues.
  • But they're more overcapacity, as their usefulness is rarely exploited.
  • In addition, in so many industries there is overcapacity.
  • Of late, higher prices have translated into record profits for an industry once dogged by overcapacity and low returns.
  • Some economists argue that worldwide overcapacity threatens to unleash deflation in the world economy.
  • Despite all the restructuring, overcapacity persists and margins are still poor.
  • However, in the short term, there is considerable overcapacity.
British Dictionary definitions for overcapacity

overcapacity

/ˌəʊvəkəˈpæsɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the situation in which an industry or business cannot sell as much as it produces
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for overcapacity

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for overcapacity

24
27
Scrabble Words With Friends