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[oh-ver-pruh-duhk-shuh n] /ˈoʊ vər prəˈdʌk ʃən/
excessive production; production in excess of need or stipulated amount.
Origin of overproduction
1815-25; over- + production Unabridged
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  • Various psychoactive drugs and some activities can produce this overproduction of dopamine.
  • But prices of agricultural commodities are low because of overproduction.
  • Foreign investors have faced their own pricing troubles in a world gas market that faces overproduction.
  • They they will watch as overproduction pushes prices back down to today's levels, or probably lower.
  • Baker is correct that this results in overproduction of those crops.
  • The goal of the organization is to regulate the oil market and avoid overproduction.
  • The fact is, the world economy was over valorised, due to overproduction.
  • There will be no significant economic investment and expansion as the fundamental problem of overproduction exists.
  • With biofuels overproduction is no longer as devastating as it once was and thus it encourages planting and investment.
  • If there is an epidemic of overproduction, one of its symptoms is an overflow of quality research.
British Dictionary definitions for overproduction


the production of more of a product or commodity than is required
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Word Origin and History for overproduction

1822, from over- + production.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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