ex·​ceed·​ance ik-ˈsē-dᵊn(t)s How to pronounce exceedance (audio)
variants or less commonly exceedence
: an act or instance of exceeding especially a limit or amount

Examples of exceedance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And while the number of monitoring stations recording a breach of the ozone threshold was fewer this year than in previous years, the duration of the exceedance was higher. WIRED, 19 June 2023 The authorities said the company will pay additional monthly civil penalties for the rest of 2023 for any further exceedances. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 25 May 2023 Residents have remained at their apartments in the development's West Block, where there were lower concentrations of contamination and the system has shown no exceedances in past indoor air sampling, according to the DNR. Alison Dirr, Journal Sentinel, 30 Mar. 2023 The agency said there have been no exceedances for home air quality standards and outdoor air quality has remained normal. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 3 Mar. 2023 This year, there were 23 ozone exceedance days. Jan Ellen Spiegel, Hartford Courant, 22 Jan. 2023 The water quality report in the study area of the conservation area lists the reach of the San Pedro between Babocomari River and Dragoon Wash, as well as the reach between the U.S-Mexico border and Charleston Road, as impaired due to E. coli exceedance. Jake Frederico, The Arizona Republic, 1 Jan. 2023 In August, Las Virgenes issued notices of exceedance to more than 2,000 customers, including Sylvester Stallone, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Hart and Kim Kardashian. Hayley Smithstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2022 Industrial sources like the oil refineries north of Salt Lake City — the heart of Utah’s ozone exceedance areas — only account for a fraction of overall ozone pollution. Zak Podmore, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exceedance was circa 1956

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“Exceedance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exceedance. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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