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  • n. The action or event of a space having more occupants than that space can accommodate.
  • v. Present participle of overcrowd.


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  • At best the term overcrowding is a relative one, and the scale of official measurement conveniently sliding.

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  • The care centers for addicts have increased, as has criminal behaviour related to the use of approved and non approved drugs resulting in overcrowding of jails, mental health problems, and physical health problems.

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  • According to viewers, Kifowit lectured everyone last night on when the Hometown project was originally proposed, it promised not to result in overcrowding, large increases of students, traffic and parking problems, but all of those happened with deteriorating quality of life.

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  • Metro areas like Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, which it calls “emerginggateways” (with respect to immigrant and regular population growth), are seeingan estimatedsix-fold increase in overcrowding among those born here.

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  • Immigrants insuch communitiessaw an increase in overcrowding to 15.4 percent (from 12 percent) over the same time period.

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  • The board continues to research funding options for jail construction while simultaneously seeking short-term overcrowding fixes.


  • SHARPTON: He basically said that his problem is that he's under federal consent in terms of overcrowding, which is why it was his decision.

    CNN Transcript Jun 11, 2007

  • He said what worried him about the overcrowding was the question of how emergency vehicles would get in if there was an emergency there.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In the case of nearly grown-up children the overcrowding is a serious matter.

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  • Toews, since assuming the public safety portfolio in January, has spoken in favour of double-bunking as a solution to ease prison overcrowding, which is expected to escalate in the coming years as a result of new and pending federal laws to put more people in prison and to keep them there longer. Top Stories


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