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o·ver·man

 (ō′vər-mən)
n.
1. A person having authority over others, especially an overseer or a shift supervisor.
2. (ō′vər-măn′) See superman.
tr.v. (ō′vər-măn′) o·ver·manned, o·ver·man·ning, o·ver·mans
To provide with more personnel than necessary.

[N., sense 2, translation of German Übermensch : über, over, higher + Mensch, man.]

overmanned

(ˌəʊvəˈmænd)
adj
supplied with an excessive number of men
Translations

overmanned

[ˌəʊvərˈmænd] adj (= overstaffed) [factory] → en sureffectif
Many factories were chronically overmanned → Beaucoup d'usines étaient en sureffectif chronique.

overmanned

[ˌəʊvəˈmænd] adj to be overmannedavere un'eccedenza di personale
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