Definitions for overspill

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word overspill

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. overspill(noun)

    the relocation of people from overcrowded cities; they are accommodated in new houses or apartments in smaller towns

  2. overflow, runoff, overspill(noun)

    the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. overspill(Noun)

    That which spills over.

    New towns were to accommodate overspill from established cities.

  2. overspill(Verb)

    To spill over, to overflow, to spill out of.

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Overspill

    In non-standard analysis, a branch of mathematics, overspill is a widely used proof technique. It is based on the fact that the set of standard natural numbers N is not an internal subset of the internal set *N of hypernatural numbers. By applying the induction principle for the standard integers N and the transfer principle we get the principle of internal induction: For any internal subset A of *N, if ⁕1 is an element of A, and ⁕for every element n of A, n + 1 also belongs to A, then If N were an internal set, then instantiating the internal induction principle with N, it would follow N = *N which is known not to be the case. The overspill principle has a number of useful consequences: ⁕The set of standard hyperreals is not internal. ⁕The set of bounded hyperreals is not internal. ⁕The set of infinitesimal hyperreals is not internal. In particular: ⁕If an internal set contains all infinitesimal non-negative hyperreals, it contains a positive non-infinitesimal hyperreal. ⁕If an internal set contains N it contains an unbounded element of *N.

Anagrams of overspill »

  1. spillover, spill over

  2. Spill over

  3. Spillover

Translations for overspill

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for overspill »


Find a translation for the overspill definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these overspill definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"overspill." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 24 Apr. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for overspill? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for overspill:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.