overshoot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v overshoot aim too high "The plan overshoots its aim"
    • v overshoot shoot beyond or over (a target)
    • n overshoot an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Overshoot To exceed; as, to overshoot the truth.
    • v. i Overshoot To fly beyond the mark.
    • Overshoot To go beyond an intended point or limit; as, to overshoot the runway in landing an airplane; to overshoot the endpoint in a titration.
    • Overshoot To pass swiftly over; to fly beyond.
    • Overshoot To shoot over or beyond; to miss; as, to overshoot a mark; to overshoot the green in golf. "Not to overshoot his game."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overshoot To shoot over, as water on a wheel.
    • overshoot To shoot or go beyond; fly beyond; hence, to exceed; overstep.
    • overshoot To shoot over or beyond, as a mark.
    • overshoot To shoot over or too far; hence, to overstep due bounds in any respect.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overshoot ō-vėr-shōōt′ to shoot over or beyond, as a mark: to pass swiftly over
    • v.i Overshoot to shoot or fly beyond the mark
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Quotations

  • John Henry Newman
    John Henry Newman
    “Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.”

Usage

In literature:

He would overshoot the game, or shoot by it to the right or left.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
He was afraid that, if he stood on long to the north, he might overshoot the passage, should one exist.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
The rigorously scientific mind may, in truth, easily overshoot the mark.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
We take the Overshoot.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
All was well as yet, but he didn't want to overshoot the mark.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
Talpers realized that he had been betrayed into overshooting his mark.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
There are a great many stories about this objection of Marshal Vaillant to be troubled for nothing; and, as usual, they overshoot the mark.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
If Ross sees them, he may try to overshoot.
"Rich Living" by Michael Cathal
Therefore it will overshoot, so to speak, at the equator, and not be dragged around by the increased motion we find there.
"Nature's Miracles, Volume 1" by Elisha Gray
It may again overshoot the mark, but by repeated corrections it finally attains the normal upright posture.
"Rustic Sounds and Other Studies in Literature and Natural History" by Francis Darwin
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In news:

Loonie 's Link With Oil Overshoots Reality.
During the first day of the Bioenergy Conference in Lidkoping, Sweden, a speaker reminded us that Sept 27, the day of the conference, was Earth Overshoot Day.
Health product claims overshoot the runway of reason.
Shakespeare overshoots Hollywood and lands at the Western Stage.
He further stated that they should have landed on the adjacent asphalt runway or performed a go-around after overshooting the final approach leg during the landing.
The pilot turns base to final and notices a following wind is causing him to overshoot the centerline.
Overshooting city not unsafe, he says.
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In science:

In BL models however, magnetic buoyancy not only removes flux from the overshoot layer but also contributes directly to the poloidal flux production procedure by transporting the strong toroidal field to the surface, thus playing a more significant role.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
In Figure 5 (Top Panel) we present a plot of the variation of the toroidal fields within the overshoot layer with varying B0 , for fb = 0.05.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
So we fix Bc at 105 G and study the variation of the toroidal field within the overshoot layer with fb in Figure 6.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
Consequently, overshooting of density will be unable to prompt gravitational instabilities in 1D experiments, but it may be important in more than 1D (e.g., Schwarz et al. 1972; Kang et al. 2000).
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
Consequently, the supersonic crushing process is more violent than in DEN15, causing a large density overshoot, of roughly 30 × ρisob .
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
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