overflow

Definitions

General English

  • noun a pipe or hole which allows a liquid to flow out of a container that is too full
  • noun an amount or number which will not fit a given space
  • verb to move out of a container or restricted space
  • verb to be so full of things or people that there is not enough space for them all

General Science

  • noun excess liquid that flows over the edge of a container
  • verb to flow over the edge of a container

Computing

  • noun a mathematical result that is greater than the limits of the computer’s number storage system
  • noun a situation in a network when the number of transmissions is greater than the line capacity and they are transferred by another route
  • acronymOV

Construction

  • A pipe installed to prevent flooding in storage tanks, fixtures, and plumbing fittings, or to remove excess water from buildings and systems.
  • An outlet fitted to a storage tank to set the proper level of liquid and to prevent flooding.

Electronics

  • Also called arithmetic overflow 1. The condition in which the result of an operation exceeds the capacity of its designated storage location. For example, an operation whose exponent exceeds the number of bits allotted to it. Also called overflow condition. #The amount by which the result of an operation exceeds the capacity of its designated storage location.

Real Estate

  • noun an outlet that allows water to escape from a tank or a system of pipes if the level becomes dangerously high
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