overshoot
Pronunciation
  • (noun) (America) IPA: /ˈoʊ.vɚˌshut/
  • (verb) (America) IPA: /ˌoʊ.vɚˈshut/
Noun

overshoot (plural overshoots)

  1. (uncountable) The amount by which something goes too far.
    Let's see if we can predict and correct for the overshoot.
  2. (countable, ecology) When the population of a species exceeds its environment's carrying capacity.
Verb

overshoot (overshoots, present participle overshooting; past overshot, past participle overshot)

  1. To go past something; to go too far.
    When you drive, you must remember to not overshoot the parking space and end up with two wheels over the line.
  2. To shoot beyond; to shoot too far to hit something.
    • not to overshoot his game
  3. To pass swiftly over; to fly beyond.
  4. (figurative) To exceed.
    to overshoot the truth
  5. (reflexive) To venture too far; to overreach (oneself).



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