Definition of overdamp in English:


Line breaks: over|damp
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvəˈdamp


[with object] Physics
Damp (a system) to a greater extent than the minimum needed to prevent oscillations: the circuit in this condition is said to be overdamped
More example sentences
  • Additionally, the technique can separate diffusive overdamped motions from underdamped vibrations by varying the degree of hydration and temperature in the sample.
  • It is clearly characteristic of an overdamped oscillator.

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