overcapacity

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noun over·ca·pac·i·ty \ˌō-vər-kə-ˈpa-sə-tē, -ˈpas-tē\

Definition of overcapacity

  1. :  excessive capacity for production or services in relation to demand

Examples of overcapacity in a sentence

  1. The airlines are lowering their prices because of an overcapacity of seats.

1928

First Known Use of overcapacity

1928


OVERCAPACITY Defined for English Language Learners

overcapacity

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noun over·ca·pac·i·ty \ˌō-vər-kə-ˈpa-sə-tē, -ˈpas-tē\

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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