Meaning of “oversubscribed” in the English Dictionary

"oversubscribed" in British English

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oversubscribedadjective

uk /ˌəʊ.və.səbˈskraɪbd/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚ.səbˈskraɪbd/

(Definition of “oversubscribed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"oversubscribed" in Business English

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oversubscribedadjective

uk /ˌəʊvəsəbˈskraɪbd/ us

STOCK MARKET if a share issue (= occasion on which new shares are sold) is oversubscribed, people want to buy more shares than are available:

5/10/50, etc. times oversubscribed The initial public offering of the internet service provider has been more than 20 times oversubscribed.
The company was valued at €20.8 billion in a heavily oversubscribed flotation.

a situation in which people want to buy or have many more things, such as tickets, than are available:

The school has an excellent reputation and is heavily oversubscribed.
oversubscription

The level of oversubscription is greater than we might have expected.

(Definition of “oversubscribed” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)