excess capacity


excess capacity
excess capacity excess capacity capacity

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excess capacity UK US noun [U]
ECONOMICS, COMMERCE the ability to hold or deal with a larger number of people or things than is needed at the present time: »

The airline has shifted some of its excess capacity from Asian to North Atlantic routes.

PRODUCTION the ability to produce more of something than is needed at the present time: »

The company has just opened a new factory and hopes to fill all its excess capacity with a new marketing push.


Financial and business terms. 2012.