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spare capacity

noun [U]
 
 
PRODUCTION
the ability of a factory, company, or industry to produce more of a product than is now being produced: The institute said that as rising demand absorbed spare capacity, competitive pressures on suppliers eased.
→  Compare overcapacity
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