Definitions for overrunˌoʊ vərˈrʌn; ˈoʊ vərˌrʌn
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too much production or more than expected
invade in great numbers
"the roaches infested our kitchen"
invade, overrun, infest(verb)
occupy in large numbers or live on a host
"the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
overflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim over(verb)
flow or run over (a limit or brim)
seize the position of and defeat
"the Crusaders overran much of the Holy Land"
run beyond or past
"The plane overran the runway"
An instance of overrunning
The amount by which something overruns
At least this year's overrun isn't as unmanagable as last year!
To defeat an enemy and invade in great numbers, seizing his positions conclusively.
To infest, swarm over, flow over
To run past; exceed
To continue for too long.
To readjust by shifting the excess letter(s) to the next line of a set type
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. [techspeak] Term for a frequent consequence of data arriving faster than it can be consumed, esp. in serial line communications. For example, at 9600 baud there is almost exactly one character per millisecond, so if a silo can hold only two characters and the machine takes longer than 2 msec to get to service the interrupt, at least one character will be lost. 2. Also applied to non-serial-I/O communications. “I forgot to pay my electric bill due to mail overrun.” “Sorry, I got four phone calls in 3 minutes last night and lost your message to overrun.” When thrashing at tasks, the next person to make a request might be told “Overrun!” Compare firehose syndrome. 3. More loosely, may refer to a buffer overflow not necessarily related to processing time (as in overrun screw).
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