overuse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v overuse make use of too often or too extensively
    • n overuse exploitation to the point of diminishing returns
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overuse To use to excess; use too much or too frequently.
    • n overuse Too much or too frequent use.
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Usage

In literature:

The danger is not in using it, but in using it at the wrong time, and in overusing it.
"How to Teach" by George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
And the overused "editorial we" has now passed entirely from the news article.
"News Writing" by M. Lyle Spencer
And, not content with this overuse of one particular type of judgment, our critics claim its monopoly.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
Find synonyms for words which you have a tendency to overuse.
"The Style Book of The Detroit News" by The Detroit News
The voice will keep, and it will be sweeter and fresher if it is not overused in childhood.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
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In news:

Jerry Seinfeld wrote a letter to The New York Times in response to a column about the overuse of "really.".
Overuse temporarily closes park in Fruit Heights.
Variation in antibiotic prescribing hints at overuse .
A clinical report in the journal Pediatrics warns against overuse of allergy tests.
Antibiotic Overuse Remains a Problem in the US.
Overuse to blame for Marmol's woes.
Kentucky's overuse of antibiotics 'a disturbing trend'.
FDA Responds to Rep Slaughter on Livestock Antibiotic Overuse Claims.
The ' overuse ' of solitary confinement in New York's prisons.
Head of prisons even admits ' overuse '.
Many headache sufferers overuse painkillers.
Overuse of passing game Tide's undoing.
Some areas of the country have high and growing use of E&M, minor procedures and imaging, but the AMA cautions that doesn't necessarily mean overuse .
Health Officials Aim To Stem Overuse Of Antibiotics.
Q&A: Reducing overuse of antibiotic treatments for kids.
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In science:

In the literature it is often called by an overused name a uniform imbedding. A coarse imbedding f : X → Y defines a coarse isometry f : X → f (X ).
Groups with a polynomial dimension growth
Dave Soper claims that this term is vastly overused but we choose to employ it anyway.
The QCD and Standard Model Working Group: Summary Report from Les Houches
Headaches can arise from overuse of particular techniques, especially when the eyes are forced to focus in an unnatural manner for extended periods of time.
Future Directions in Astronomy Visualisation
Of course, one sheet may not be optimal for every spreadsheet, but multiple sheets are overused.
New Guidelines For Spreadsheets
We have made this definition to avoid the proliferation of inverse maps and because the notation “∗ ” is already overused.
Quadrivariate existence theorems and strong representability
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