Definition of Overshoot

1. Noun. An approach that fails and gives way to another attempt.

Exact synonyms: Go-around, Wave-off
Generic synonyms: Landing Approach



2. Verb. Shoot beyond or over (a target).
Generic synonyms: Blast, Shoot, Miss
Entails: Aim, Direct, Take, Take Aim, Train
Antonyms: Undershoot

3. Verb. Aim too high. "The plan overshoots its aim"
Generic synonyms: Aim, Aspire, Draw A Bead On, Shoot For
Specialized synonyms: Overrun

Definition of Overshoot

1. v. t. To shoot over or beyond.

2. v. i. To fly beyond the mark.

Definition of Overshoot

1. Noun. The amount by which something goes too far. ¹

2. Noun. (countable ecology) When the population of a species exceeds its environment's carrying capacity. ¹

3. Verb. To go too far. ¹

4. Verb. To shoot too far. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overshoot

1. [v -SHOT, -SHOOTING, -SHOOTS]

Medical Definition of Overshoot

1. 1. Generally, any initial change, in response to a sudden step change in some factor, that is greater than the steady-state response to the new level of that factor; common in systems in which inertia or a time lag in negative feedback outweighs any damping that may be present. Changes in a negative direction are sometimes distinguished by the term undershoot, and the two may alternate in an oscillatory fashion, as in the transient oscillations of a pendulum when released from an initial displacement. 2. Momentary reversal of the membrane potential of a cell (inside becoming positive rather than negative relative to the outside) during an action potential; considered a form of overshoot because, before discovery of overshoot, excitation was thought merely to depolarise the membrane to zero transmembrane potential. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Overshoot

overshares
oversharing
oversharp
oversheet
oversheets
overshielding
overshine
overshines
overshining
overshirt
overshirts
overshoe
overshoes
overshone
overshook
overshoot (current term)
overshooting
overshoots
overshop
overshopped
overshopping
overshops
overshorten
overshortened
overshortening
overshortens
overshot
overshots
oversick
overside

Literary usage of Overshoot

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

1. George Castriot, Surnamed Scanderbeg, King of Albania by Clement Clarke Moore (1850)
"... that many time I wish—though perhaps therein I overshoot myself—that your fortune and estate were such as you might have occasion to try and prove, ..."

2. Spatial Statistics and Imaging by Antonio Possolo (1991)
"The Gibbs' like edge overshoot is the edge artifact, which in images is seen ... The degree of overshoot is exquisitely sensitive to implementation choices. ..."

3. The German Element of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia by John Walter Wayland (1907)
"This extension is called the "overshoot." It projects over a part of the barnyard, and shelters the entrances to the stables in the first story, ..."

4. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1870)
"In the rear are three doors ю allow them to go out, into the yard, and one at the east end of walk to go under overshoot. ..."

5. Change-Point Problems by Edward G. Carlstein, Hans-Georg Müller, David Siegmund (1994)
"+r(Ni) by B, then the mean overshoot can be approximated by where v = min{n > 0 : Zn > (1 - (1 - /3 Thus, the calculation of the mean overshoot is ..."

6. Adaptive Designs: Selected Proceedings of a 1992 Joint Ams-Ims-Siam Summer by Nancy Flournoy, William F. Rosenberger, American Mathematical Society, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (1995)
"The convergence of the overshoot of the Markov random walk and the ... Under the weaker Condition I, the tightness of the overshoot of {Zn} must be assumed. ..."

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