oversupply o‧ver‧sup‧ply [ˌəʊvəsəˈplaɪ ǁ ˌoʊvər-] noun [countable, uncountable] ECONOMICS
when there is more of something than is needed or than can be sold:

• The investment boom of the past few years has led to an oversupply of goods and services.

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oversupply UK US /ˈəʊvəsəˌplaɪ/ noun [C or U]
ECONOMICS, COMMERCE a larger supply of something than is needed: »

The coffee market is suffering from oversupply.

(an) oversupply of sth »

We have an oversupply of unsold cars.

oversupply UK US /ˌəʊvəsəˈplaɪ/ verb [I or T]
ECONOMICS, COMMERCE to provide or have more of something than is wanted or needed: »

The building of office space has risen 57%, causing concern that the market will be oversupplied.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Oversupply — O ver*sup*ply , n. An excessive supply; a supply in excess of demand. [1913 Webster] A general oversupply or excess of all commodities. J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oversupply — O ver*sup*ply , v. t. To supply in excess. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oversupply — index balance (amount in excess), overage, plethora, redundancy, surfeit, surplus Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • oversupply — [ō΄vər sə plī′] vt. oversupplied, oversupplying to supply in excess n. pl. oversupplies too great a supply …   English World dictionary

  • Oversupply — An excessive amount of a good or other substance. Oversupply results when demand is lower than supply, thus resulting in a surplus. There are many reasons why oversupply may occur. If there is demand for a specific product that meets a certain… …   Investment dictionary

  • oversupply — o|ver|sup|ply [ˈəuvəsəplaı US ˈouvər ] n plural oversupplies [U and C] the state of having more of something than you need or can sell ▪ an oversupply of computers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oversupply — n. /oh veuhr seuh pluy /; v. /oh veuhr seuh pluy /, n., pl. oversupplies, v., oversupplied, oversupplying. n. 1. an excessive supply. v.t. 2. to supply in excess. [1825 35; OVER + SUPPLY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • oversupply — 1. verb To supply more than is needed 2. noun An excessive supply …   Wiktionary

  • Oversupply — Избыточная подача …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • oversupply — Synonyms and related words: avalanche, balance, be prodigal with, bonus, deluge, dividend, embarras de richesses, engulf, enough, extra, extravagance, extravagancy, flood, flood the market, gratuity, inundate, inundation, lagniappe, landslide,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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