Definition of overcapacity
: excessive capacity for production or services in relation to demand
Examples of overcapacity in a Sentence
The airlines are lowering their prices because of an overcapacity of seats.
Recent Examples of overcapacity from the Web
Lingering EU-China tensions over trade and investment emerged on Friday as European officials pressed the Chinese government to tackle overcapacity in domestic industries such as steel and to ease restrictions on foreign investors.
The overcapacity in DRAM production and the ensuing slowdown were key reasons for the three-year industry slump.
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OVERCAPACITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overcapacity for English Language Learners
: a situation in which an industry, company, etc., has or produces more of something than it is able to sell or use
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