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overcapacity Syllabification: o·ver·ca·pac·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərkəˈpasədē/

Definition of overcapacity in English:


The situation in which an industry or factory cannot sell as much as it can produce.
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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