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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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of overshoot

overshotplay \-ˈshät\overshooting

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

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

overshoot play \ˈō-vər-ˌshüt\ noun

Examples of overshoot in a sentence

  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 for Students

overshot \-ˈshät\overshooting

  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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