overcapacity

[ oh-ver-kuh-pas-i-tee ]
/ ˌoʊ vər kəˈpæs ɪ ti /
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noun, plural o·ver·ca·pac·i·ties.

capacity beyond what is normal, allowed, or desirable.

Origin of overcapacity

First recorded in 1925–30; over- + capacity
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British Dictionary definitions for overcapacity

overcapacity

/ (ˌəʊvəkəˈpæsɪtɪ) /

noun

the situation in which an industry or business cannot sell as much as it produces
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