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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Need or demand in excess of the ability to receive or contain

Usage examples (38)
  • And when they do stop, they'll drown in overcapacity, and they won't be building new skyscrapers for a very long time.
  • But that didn't address broader industry concerns, such as overcapacity in the auto-parts industry.
  • And that brings us to the old chestnut of 'overcapacity' in Europe.
  • This rapid growth led to an economic concept called "overcapacity". for more
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