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overproduction

[oh-ver-pruh-duhk-shuh n]
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noun
  1. excessive production; production in excess of need or stipulated amount.
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Origin of overproduction

First recorded in 1815–25; over- + production
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Historical Examples

  • It was quite obvious that the fall in prices was due to overproduction.

    Tobacco in Colonial Virginia

    Melvin Herndon

  • In this view it is plainly to be seen that we are not, and cannot be, in any danger from overproduction.

    Industrial Cuba

    Robert P. Porter

  • They were taught that the mischief was the result of overproduction.

    Money

    John P. Jones

  • Commercial crises and industrial crises are due to overproduction.

  • I have already answered the objection to Socialism on the ground of overproduction.


British Dictionary definitions for overproduction

overproduction

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

n.

1822, from over- + production.

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