Simple Definition of overcapacity
: a situation in which an industry, company, etc., has or produces more of something than it is able to sell or use
Full Definition of overcapacity
: excessive capacity for production or services in relation to demand
Examples of overcapacity in a sentence
The airlines are lowering their prices because of an overcapacity of seats.
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