American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Too great a capacity for production of commodities or delivery of services in relation to actual need: the problem of overcapacity in many large industries.
“And when they do stop, they'll drown in overcapacity, and they won't be building new skyscrapers for a very long time.”
“But that didn't address broader industry concerns, such as overcapacity in the auto-parts industry.”
“That suggests that the investment boom of the past few years has not led to the kind of overcapacity that heralds a corrective plunge in investment as seen during the "lost decade.”
“The amount of damage that has been done to the Asian infrastructure and financial system and the enormous overcapacity which is in existence can't be dealt with in a matter of months.”
“And that brings us to the old chestnut of 'overcapacity' in Europe.”
“You've probably been noticing some people talking about "overcapacity" in the finance industry, and in a sense this is what they're talking about.”
“While I personally believe that their efforts could have been better spent on stabilizing their servers and working out those infamous "overcapacity" issues, the change is a good one.”
“Much of that "overcapacity" has been driven by an orgy of capital spending and the artificial peg of the Chinese renminbi to the US dollar to protect the export-led manufacturing industry.”
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