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Noun1.overcapitalisation - (business) too much capitalization (the sale of more stock than the business warrants)
capitalisation, capitalization - the sale of capital stock
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
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In his opinion, the problem of overcapitalisation on small farms loomed needlessly large in some people's minds, prompting a tart riposte from Lambert: 'It looks to me therefore that mechanisation in farming is going to force you into larger holdings unless you can find a way to overcome it yourself.
61) Associated with the increased number of vessels are the problems of overcapitalisation and excessive fishing efforts.
5) 'The "nationalizing" DNA/algorithm': 'national-identity [right arrow] mass ('forgetful') audience [right arrow] long-term investment [right arrow] overcapitalisation resistance to revision [right arrow] cultural gridlock [right arrow] anachronism' (p.