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overcapacity

[ oh-ver-kuh-pas-i-tee ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r k蓹藞p忙s 瑟 ti /
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noun, plural o路ver路ca路pac路i路ties.
capacity beyond what is normal, allowed, or desirable.
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Origin of overcapacity

First recorded in1925鈥30; over- + capacity
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British Dictionary definitions for overcapacity

overcapacity
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹k蓹藞p忙s瑟t瑟) /

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