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overcapacity

Line breaks: over|cap¦acity
Pronunciation: /əʊvəkəˈpasɪti
 
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Definition of overcapacity in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The situation in which an industry or factory cannot sell as much as its plant is designed to produce: margins were squeezed by overcapacity in the market
More example sentences
  • Now, if they're in an industry suffering from overcapacity and bloated asset prices, they should worry if vultures aren't in sight.
  • It faces dramatic industry overcapacity and near-flat worldwide demand.
  • European mass-market car makers are struggling in the face of intense price competition brought on partly by overcapacity in the industry.

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