from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A supply in excess of what is appropriate or required.
- transitive v. To supply in excess of what is appropriate or required: oversupplied the troops with blankets; oversupplied blankets to the troops.
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- v. To supply more than is needed
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An excessive supply; a supply in excess of demand.
- transitive v. To supply in excess.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To supply in excess of demand.
- n. A supply in excess of demand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
- v. supply with an excess of
The oversupply is exacerbated by a reduction in household formation due to the recession.
The tug-of-war between near-term oversupply of oil and expected stronger demand in the second half of the year pushed June crude oil to $3.02 a barrel below the July-delivery contract.
Near-term oversupply worries in crude had traders selling the July contract and moving into forward contracts.
Crude-oil futures settled lower, as a three-day rally was snapped on concerns over near-term oversupply and disappointing U.S. economic data.
"We were overbought at $78 a barrel," given the near-term oversupply in the U.S., said
Visitors entering the town are greeted by a sign proclaiming that "Aquí no sobran niños" (Here children are not in oversupply).
The Kitimat project, however, is one of the first signs that some in the industry believe there is a long-term oversupply of gas in North America.
A sustained global deflationary period would also provide a short-term oversupply of agricultural commodities.
That was a short-term oversupply in the market issue.
Fibrek, Canfor and other pulp producers have been affected by negative sentiment caused by three NBSK plant restarts that may cause short-term oversupply from