[ verb oh-ver-shoot; noun oh-ver-shoot ]
/ verb 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞蕛ut; noun 藞o蕣 v蓹r藢蕛ut /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路shot, o路ver路shoot路ing.
verb (used without object), o路ver路shot, o路ver路shoot路ing.
to fly or go beyond.
to shoot over or above a mark.
a shooting beyond a specified point or target: two overshoots in the missile test series.
the amount of excessive distance in a trajectory or route: a two-mile overshoot on the artillery range.
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Origin of overshoot

Middle English word dating back to 1325鈥75; see origin at over-, shoot1
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British Dictionary definitions for overshoot

/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞蕛u藧t) /

verb -shoots, -shooting or -shot
to shoot or go beyond (a mark or target)
to cause (an aircraft) to fly or taxi too far along (a runway) during landing or taking off, or (of an aircraft) to fly or taxi too far along a runway
(tr) to pass swiftly over or down over, as water over a wheel
an act or instance of overshooting
the extent of such overshooting
a momentary excessive response of an electrical or mechanical system
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for overshoot

[ 艒v蓹r-sh艒艒t鈥 ]

A change from steady state in response to a sudden change in some factor, as in electric potential or polarity when a cell or tissue is stimulated.
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