overdrive

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun a transmission speed which can be selected manually and gives a ratio of less than 1:1, i.e. the transmission output shaft turns faster than the transmission input shaft
  • noun a separate transmission installed in the (rear) drive train giving an overdrive reduction to direct or direct and intermediate gears; usually selected electro-mechanically by means of a button or switch located either in the instrument panel or at the gear lever
  • acronymOD

Computing

  • (written as OverDrive)
    a trade name for a processor chip that is used as a more powerful replacement for a conventional Intel 80486 processor

Electronics

  • To provide a voltage, current, power, or other input whose signal level exceeds that which a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, or system is designed to safely handle.
  • To provide an amplifier with an input signal whose amplitude level exceeds that which can be properly or safely handled.
  • synonymover-excite

General English

  • noun a large amount of a drug taken at one time and causing illness or death
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