overcapacity

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o·ver·ca·pac·i·ty

 (ō′vər-kə-păs′ĭ-tē)
n.
Excessive capacity for the production of commodities or the delivery of services in relation to actual need: The factory's overcapacity led to falling prices in the stores.
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overcapacity

(ˌəʊvəkəˈpæsɪtɪ)
n
the situation in which an industry or business cannot sell as much as it produces
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o•ver•ca•pac•i•ty

(ˌoʊ vər kəˈpæs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
capacity beyond what is normal, necessary, or desirable.
[1925–30]
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overcapacity

[əʊvərkəˈpæsɪti] n (= surplus production) → surcapacité f
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