overshoot

verb over·shoot \ ˌō-vər-ˈshüt \

Definition of overshoot

overshot play \ˌō-vər-ˈshät\; overshooting
transitive verb
1 :to pass swiftly beyond
2 :to shoot or pass over or beyond so as to miss

overshoot

play \ˈō-vər-ˌshüt\ noun

Examples of overshoot in a Sentence

  1. The plane overshot the runway.

  2. Sometimes we overshoot our time limits.

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First Known Use of overshoot

14th century


OVERSHOOT Defined for English Language Learners

overshoot

verb

Definition of overshoot for English Language Learners

  • : to go over or beyond (something)


OVERSHOOT Defined for Kids

overshoot

verb over·shoot \ ˌō-vər-ˈshüt \

Definition of overshoot for Students

overshot \-ˈshät\; overshooting
:to miss by going beyond

Medical Dictionary

overshoot

noun over·shoot \ ˈō-vər-ˌshüt \

medical Definition of overshoot

:a rapid change in electrical potential and reversal of polarity that occurs during an action potential when a cell or tissue is stimulated


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