Definition of Exceedance

1. Noun. (geology) the probability that an earthquake will generate a level of ground motion that exceeds a specified reference level during a given exposure time. "The concept of exceedance can be applied to any type of environmental risk modeling"

Generic synonyms: Chance, Probability
Category relationships: Geology
Derivative terms: Exceed



Definition of Exceedance

1. Noun. An instance where an action, activity or substance exceeds a limit set by medical or legal practice. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Exceedance

excavational
excavations
excavators
excecate
excecated
excecates
excecating
excecation
excede
exceded
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exceding
exceed
exceedable
exceedance (current term)
exceedances
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exceeder
exceeders
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exceeds
excel
excel at
excelled
excellence
excellences

Literary usage of Exceedance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings and edited by Eugene Zeller (2001)
"The USGS seismic hazard maps indicate that in most locations in the United States the 2 percent probability of exceedance in 50 years ground motion values ..."

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