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overshoot

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verb over·shoot \ˌō-vər-ˈshüt\

Simple Definition of overshoot

  • : to go over or beyond (something)

Full Definition of overshoot

over·shotplay \-ˈshät\over·shoot·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pass swiftly beyond

  3. 2 :  to shoot or pass over or beyond so as to miss

over·shoot play \ˈō-vər-ˌshüt\ noun

Examples of overshoot

  1. The plane overshot the runway.

  2. Sometimes we overshoot our time limits.



14th Century

First Known Use of overshoot

14th century


OVERSHOOT Defined for Kids

overshoot

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verb over·shoot \ˌō-vər-ˈshüt\

Definition of overshoot

over·shot \-ˈshät\over·shoot·ing

  1. :  to miss by going beyond




Medical Dictionary

overshoot

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noun over·shoot \ˈō-vər-ˌshüt\

Medical Definition of overshoot

  1. :  a rapid change in electrical potential and reversal of polarity that occurs during an action potential when a cell or tissue is stimulated





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