Definitions for overfillˌoʊ vərˈfɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•fillˌoʊ vərˈfɪl(v.t.)

  1. to fill too full, so as to cause overflowing.

  2. (v.i.)to become too full.

Origin of overfill:

1200–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overfill(verb)

    fill beyond capacity

    "overfill the baskets"

Wiktionary

  1. overfill(Noun)

    An instance of overfilling.

  2. overfill(Verb)

    To fill beyond capacity or beyond what is appropriate.

  3. Origin: From *, oferfullen, from oferfyllan, equivalent to . Cognate with overfullen, überfüllen, overfylde, överfylla.

Freebase

  1. Overfill

    In telecommunications, overfill is the condition that prevails when the numerical aperture or the beam diameter of an optical source, such as a laser, light-emitting diode, or optical fiber, exceeds that of the driven element, e.g. an optical fiber core. In optical communications testing, overfill in both numerical aperture and mean diameter is usually required. In polygonal mirror scanners, an overfilled type is one which uses each mirror facet at least in one dimension completely.

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