Definition of Overdesigned

1. Adjective. Designed to be excessively complicated or to an excessive degree of capability and durability. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overdesigned

1. overdesign [v] - See also: overdesign

Lexicographical Neighbors of Overdesigned

overdecoration
overdecorations
overdede
overdelicate
overdelighted
overdelivering
overdemanding
overdense
overdensities
overdensity
overdenture
overdependence
overdependences
overdependent
overdesign
overdesigned (current term)
overdesigning
overdesigns
overdetection
overdetermination
overdetermine
overdetermined
overdetermines
overdetermining
overdevelop
overdeveloped
overdeveloping
overdevelopment
overdevelops
overdiagnose

Literary usage of Overdesigned

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

1. Employment for Poverty Reduction and Food Security by Joachim Von Braun (1995)
"Works constructed using labor-intensive methods should be adequate to the situation, and not—as is often the case—"overdesigned" and too expensive to ..."

2. Design and Analysis of Integrated Manufacturing Systems by W. Dale Compton (1988)
"Ironically, instability can actually be promoted when certain sections of a system are selectively overdesigned to guard against processing variations. ..."

3. Yen for Development: Japanese Foreign Aid & the Politics of Burden-sharing by Shafiqul Islam (1991)
"Among such horror stones, one can cite underutilized training facilities, overdesigned buildings, inappropriate technology, and an incompatible array of ..."

4. Roadside Noise Abatement by OECD Staff (1995)
"... ie a barrier that provides the required noise reduction without being "overdesigned". Non-acoustical features of noise barriers, such as maintenance, ..."

5. Thirsty Cities: Urban Environments and Water Supply in Latin Americaby Danilo J. Anton by Danilo J. Anton (1993)
"... to stop wasteful practices or decrease consumption during peak periods (systems are overdesigned to meet infrequent but critical peak loads). ..."

6. Space and the Architect: Lessons in Architecture 2 by Herman Hertzberger (2000)
"2 Each time for the formgiving architect there is the tightrope to be trod between too much and too little, between 'under- designed' and 'overdesigned'. ..."

7. Less + More: Droog Design in Context by Renny Ramakers (2002)
"... social motives, annoyance at the glut of objects and visual stimuli in our society, and criticism of our overdesigned surroundings. ..."

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