over·​con·​cen·​tra·​tion ˌō-vər-ˌkän(t)-sən-ˈtrā-shən How to pronounce overconcentration (audio)
plural overconcentrations
: 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
: 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
overconcentrated adjective
an overconcentrated area

Examples of overconcentration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another key similarity between the S&L crisis and the problems at SVB and Signature Bank is overconcentration on one sector. Will Daniel, Fortune, 21 Mar. 2023 But diversification, the obvious answer to overconcentration, isn’t always so simple. Bruce Brumberg, Forbes, 2 June 2022 Lemon Grove Community Development Manager Noah Alvey said that the census tract where the store sits already has an overconcentration of alcohol licenses. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Dec. 2021 Seagrass in the Indian River Lagoon, which once spanned 80,000 acres, has been decimated by algal blooms caused by overconcentration of nutrients dumped into the water from encroaching development. Arkansas Online, 9 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of overconcentration was in 1849

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“Overconcentration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overconcentration. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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