overage

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

over +‎ age

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈəʊvəɹˈeɪdʒ/

Adjective[edit]

overage (comparative more overage, superlative most overage)

  1. Having an age that is greater than a stipulated minimum.
  2. Too old to be of use in a particular situation.
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Verb[edit]

overage (third-person singular simple present overages, present participle overaging, simple past and past participle overaged)

  1. To have too long an aging process.
    • 1997, George Murray, Handbook of Materials Selection for Engineering Applications, →ISBN, page 92:
      The heat-treatable alloys may overage (soften) with time at temperature due to the coalescence of the precipitate particles which, when present in a smaller dispersed size, enhance roomtemperature strength.
    • 2013, Mahmoud M. Farag, Materials and Process Selection for Engineering Design, →ISBN:
      Structures that have been precipitation hardened to peak values may overage, and steels that have been hardened and tempered may overtemper.

Etymology 2[edit]

over +‎ -age

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

overage (countable and uncountable, plural overages)

  1. A surplus of inventory or capacity or of cash that is greater than the amount in the record of an account.
  2. A state of being more than one ought to be.
    You're entitled to bring a bag weighing fifty pounds onto the airplane, and will be charged extra for any overage.
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