• WordNet 3.6
    • v overcompensate make excessive corrections for fear of making an error
    • v overcompensate make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities "he is compensating for being a bad father"
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In literature:

Such a man overcompensates and becomes the frustrate; a ripe disciple for the superman theory.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
You not only have to judge time, but magnitude; overcompensation is ruinous, too.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett

In news:

"The banking industry is overregulated, not overcompensated," Polini said.
The thrill of competing against the world's best players turned into the agony of pain, overcompensation and messed-up mechanics.
When Teachers Overcompensate for Racial Prejudice.
Three Songs To Overcompensate For Your Katy Perry Addiction.
Based on what we see in the cabin of the Dart models shown at Detroit, cabin appointments appear to overcompensate for the Caliber 's woes.
We're pretty sure everyone with a nose ring is overcompensating for the fact they don't have a horn.
She's a young widow, overcompensating for the death of her cop husband by fucking, well, anyone.
The overcompensated feedforward (OCFF) approach to amplifier linearization can help save size and cost and improve the overall efficiency of linear power-amplifier systems.
Tiny Raspberry Pi arcade cabinet is tiny, doesn't try to overcompensate.
Don't overcompensate for an uneven gait.

In science:

Instead, such models have an overcompensating shell, such that the total mass contained in the LTB patch is actually larger than what would be contained in an equally large background FLRW patch.
Testing the Void against Cosmological data: fitting CMB, BAO, SN and H0
Thereby, the strength of one quantity may overcompensate the smallness of the other.
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields
In the considered cases, it is overcompensated by the driving above which renders the mode unstable.
Driving mechanism in massive B-type pulsators
However, it grows too strongly with energy and even overcompensates the 1π -exchange tensor force at the N N π 0 -threshold.
Peripheral Nucleon-Nucleon Phase Shifts and Chiral Symmetry
While the corresponding matrix elements are suppressed by the need of such an emission, the short distance coefficients can on the other hand be large, perhaps overcompensating the suppression of the non-perturbative term.
Hadronic Production of Heavy Quarks
The kinetic part (long dashed line) is overcompensated by the condensate part (dotdashed line) resulting in an instability d(pcond + pkin )/dT < 0 (dotted line) for T < Tc = 146 MeV which is characteristic for confining quark models.
Mesonic correlations and quark deconfinement
The optimal extraction is achieved with a short crystal, and is due to the multipass mode when the reduction in a single-pass transmission is overcompensated with the increased mean number of passes.
Optimization of crystal extraction experiment
CR is the overcompensation of the surface’s charge by a contiguous layer of oppositely charged ions from the fluid.
The effect of entropy on macroions adsorption
The latter are in fact overcompensated by two powers of as ln(m/T ) appearing in the neutrino emissitivity which come from logarithmic singularities in the group velocities of quark quasiparticles.
Thermodynamics of QCD at large quark chemical potential
For larger threshold this secondary effect of the thresholds is overcompensated by the main effect of avoiding the undesired trapping of the dynamics.
Threshold feedback control for a collective flashing ratchet: threshold dependence
With C of the order one, which is the value in our fit, the cancellation of the tadpole t erm is nearly complete in T t ot alsN , while there is an overcompensation in the three-body potential which becomes repulsive.
Scalar field and QCD constraints in Nuclear Physics
Informally speaking, the QIC states that “overall” the energy density must be positive, any negative energy density in one region must be overcompensated by positive energy in another region.
Quantum Interest in (3+1) dimensional Minkowski space
That is, the positive part of a stress tensor that satisfies the QIs, must always overcompensate its negative part, this is one version of QIC. (Of course, there are significant elements missing from this form of the conjecture, as compared with the original form and Pretorius’ scaling argument .
Quantum Interest in (3+1) dimensional Minkowski space
That is, any negative energy “loan” is overcompensated elsewhere along the world line.
Quantum Interest in (3+1) dimensional Minkowski space
Since here the potential V represents the expectation value of the renormalized stress-energy tensor, it is clear that to fulfill the QIs the net energy density must always be positive, i.e., its positive part must always overcompensate the negative one.
The quantum interest conjecture in (3+1)-dimensional Minkowski space