overproduction

noun over·pro·duc·tion \ ˌō-vər-prə-ˈdək-shən , -prō- \

Definition of overproduction

: the act or an instance of producing too much of something
  • By law, a French wine maker can only produce so much wine from a given acre of vines. This is meant to prevent uncontrolled—and unconscionable—overproduction.
  • —Frank J. Prial
  • That situation came to a head during the Great Depression, when an extended bout of overproduction led to falling prices and a severe farm crisis.
  • —Tom Philpott
  • The site will give the company better information about customer demand, helping it avoid shortages of popular vehicles and overproduction of duds.
  • —Eric Young
  • In sensitized individuals, normally harmless substances, such as pollens and molds, trigger the overproduction of histamine …
  • —Gary Rachelefsky

First Known Use of overproduction

1822


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