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