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overcapacity

overcapacity

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

: 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

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

First Known Use of OVERCAPACITY

1928

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