Definitions (3)

1.General: Excess or surplus over what is normal, ordered, or required.
2.Leasing: Percentage of sales paid, in addition to a fixed rent, to the landlord of a retail store.
3.Shipping: Goods or merchandise received in excess over the quantity supposed to have been shipped and shown in the shipping documents. Opposite of shortage.

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  • We always had an overage of items, because my uncle would buy everything he saw in the catalog and not take any chances on missing something.

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  • The user agreement only allowed two hundred minutes of talk time. After using three hundred minutes the user was charged for the overage.

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  • You need to always have a plan of how to deal with something if you end up with an overage and can't handle it all.

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