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excess capacitynoun [U]

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ECONOMICS, COMMERCE the ​ability to ​hold or ​deal with a larger ​number of ​people or things than is needed at the ​presenttime: The ​airline has ​shifted some of its ​excesscapacity from Asian to North Atlantic ​routes.
PRODUCTION the ​ability to ​produce more of something than is needed at the ​presenttime: The ​company has just ​opened a new ​factory and hopes to ​fill all its ​excesscapacity with a new ​marketingpush.
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