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overcapacity

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noun over·ca·pac·i·ty \ˌō-vər-kə-ˈpa-sə-tē, -ˈpas-tē\

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

  1. :  excessive capacity for production or services in relation to demand

Examples of overcapacity

  1. The airlines are lowering their prices because of an overcapacity of seats.



1928

First Known Use of overcapacity

1928


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