[ oh-ver-pruh-duhk-shuhn ]
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  1. excessive production; production in excess of need or stipulated amount.

Origin of overproduction

First recorded in 1815–25; over- + production

Words Nearby overproduction

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How to use overproduction in a sentence

  • This "iron ring" of overproduction and lack of market exercises upon our industrial body a steady pressure, a slow strangling.

  • There soon developed, on the contrary, groundless doubts about future demand, and hints of unhealthy fears of 'overproduction.'

  • Further expansion in the last fifteen years has been closely regulated to prevent overproduction.

    All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
  • The principle of valorization is generally conceded to be economically unsound, because it encourages overproduction.

    All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
  • The superintendent and the "boss" walked through the department every day, and we heard them talk about overproduction.

    The Long Day | Dorothy Richardson

British Dictionary definitions for overproduction


/ (ˌəʊvəprəˈdʌkʃən) /

  1. the production of more of a product or commodity than is required

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