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overheadadjective, adverb

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.hed/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/
above your head, usually in the sky: overhead cables A flock of geese flew overhead. This room needs overhead lighting (= lights in the ceiling).

overheadadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.hed/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/
relating to the overheads of a business: One way of increasing profit margins is to cut overhead costs.

overheadnoun

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.hed/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/

overhead noun (TEXT/PICTURES)

[C] (also overhead transparency) a transparent sheet used for showing text or pictures with an overhead projector

overhead noun (COSTS)

overheads [plural] UK (US overhead [U or C]) the regular and necessary costs, such as rent and heating, that are involved in operating a business: We need to reduce our overheads. Many businesses are moving out of New York because the overheads there are so high.
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