Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “excess capacity”

excess capacity

noun [U]
 
 
ECONOMICS, COMMERCE the ability to hold or deal with a larger number of people or things than is needed at the present time: The airline has shifted some of its excess capacity from Asian to North Atlantic routes.
PRODUCTION the ability to produce more of something than is needed at the present time: The company has just opened a new factory and hopes to fill all its excess capacity with a new marketing push.
(Definition of excess capacity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of excess capacity?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More