overproduction

[ oh-ver-pruh-duhk-shuh n ]
/ ˈoʊ vər prəˈdʌk ʃən /

noun

excessive production; production in excess of need or stipulated amount.

Nearby words

  1. overpriced,
  2. overprint,
  3. overprivileged,
  4. overprize,
  5. overproduce,
  6. overpronounce,
  7. overproof,
  8. overproportion,
  9. overprotect,
  10. overprotection

Origin of overproduction

First recorded in 1815–25; over- + production

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British Dictionary definitions for overproduction

overproduction

/ (ˌəʊvəprəˈdʌkʃən) /

noun

the production of more of a product or commodity than is required
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Word Origin and History for overproduction

overproduction

n.

1822, from over- + production.

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