ex·​ceed·​ance | \ ik-ˈsē-dᵊn(t)s How to pronounce exceedance (audio) \
variants: or less commonly exceedence

Definition of exceedance

: an act or instance of exceeding especially a limit or amount

Examples of exceedance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Majority of exceedances were more than 13 times the limit. Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg.com, 17 July 2019 Urban areas, already rich in nitrogen oxide from cars and industry running on fossil fuels, can jump way past their air-quality exceedance when wildfire emissions blow into town on a hot summer day. Kyle Dickman, Scientific American, 1 Mar. 2020 Last month, Wellington Village sent notices to all of its customers alerting them to a 1 part per billion exceedance of TTHMs during the previous testing period. James F. Mccarty, cleveland.com, 20 Oct. 2017 However the EPA says other metal-level exceedances may reflect the longstanding mine drainage from the region’s historic sites as well as natural levels of metals in southwest Colorado’s soils and rocks. Jesse Paul, The Denver Post, 6 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of exceedance

circa 1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Exceedance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exceedance. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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