: an excessive supply : an amount of something (such as a good) that is more than is needed or wanted
- … if there is an oversupply of herring on a given day, the shrewd fishmonger will lower his price …
- —Robert Kuttner
- Although this means better and cheaper jug wines for consumers, the 122,000 acres of wine grapes coming into production over the next three years could well lead to oversupplies.
- —Daniel Sogg
- an oversupply of applicants for the available jobs
- Information is in oversupply, and the audience wants someone who can help make sense of it.
- —Joanne Ostrow