from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of overshoot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Excessive.


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  • That's what we call the overshooting top of the big tall part of the thunderstorm -- so very near where that tornado was.

    CNN Transcript Apr 25, 2007

  • Believing that their currencies have now fallen beyond their natural levels -- an economic phenomenon called overshooting -- central banks are stepping in to support their currencies, provide cash to desperate financial institutions, and, they hope, damp the economic fallout from the plunge.

    Mexico and Brazil Step In to Fight Currency Declines

  • It remains to be seen whether there is economic value to the idea of overshooting

    Scientific American

  • The second most apparent change is the new scrolling behavior, which limits flick scrolling to a page at once to prevent overshooting, which is especially useful if you take into account many WinMo phones 'imprecise resistive touchscreens.


  • This has less to do with the fact that I am arguably the most organised lady in the Northern Hemisphere, and more to do with yuletide hazards such as overshooting airline baggage allowances and dislocating shoulders.

    crawling off the plate

  • Gabrielle's plan for dealing with Harper was something Sexton called "overshooting" – an interrogation technique invented by the early Roman authorities to coax confessions from criminals they suspected were lying.

    Deception Point

  • Policy makers' commitment to taming inflation means they risk "overshooting" and causing a slowdown that hampers the global recovery, Allen Sinai, president of Decision Economics in New -- Top News

  • The Zurich-based central bank would only act to counter an "overshooting" and if the risk of deflation returned, he told Swiss television. --

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