overconcentration

noun over·con·cen·tra·tion \ ˌō-vər-ˌkän(t)-sən-ˈtrā-shən , -ˌsen- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overconcentration

plural overconcentrations
1 : excessive concentration : the state or an instance of having too much of something or too many things or people concentrated in one place
  • an overconcentration of junk bonds in his investment portfolio
  • an overconcentration of people in cities
  • The pub firm stated that there is not an overconcentration of pubs in the area.
  • —Gordon Deegan
  • … the risk of tyranny created by overconcentration of power …
  • —Mark Elliott and Robert Thomas
2 : the act or an instance of concentrating too much of one's attention, effort, or resources on something or someone
  • People want to be led, especially in unfamiliar territory. But an overconcentration on pleasing can cut short the journey before it's even begun.
  • —Andrew Boynton
  • … an overconcentration on a narrowly technical education at the expense of broader moral and cultural instruction.
  • —Richard J. Evans

First Known Use of overconcentration

1849


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