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overemphasis

[oh-ver-em-fuh-sis] /ˌoʊ vərˈɛm fə sɪs/
noun
1.
excessive or undue emphasis.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; over- + emphasis
Related forms
overemphatic
[oh-ver-em-fat-ik] /ˌoʊ vər ɛmˈfæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Concludes there is an overemphasis of the factual base of science.
  • At times there can be an overemphasis on problem behavior, risk factors and pathology.
  • Statistics bear out the futility of the overemphasis of collegiate preparation at the elementary and secondary levels.

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