: 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