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Definition of "oversubscribed" []

  • Having more prospective buyers, clients, etc than can be supplied (adjective)
  • (of a share issue) having more investors wishing to buy than can be supplied (adjective)
  • Having insufficient capacity to meet the demand of those who are interested. (adjective)

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  • Simple past tense and past participle of oversubscribe. (verb)

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Use "oversubscribed" in a sentence
  • "Anything more than two times oversubscribed is considered a success."
  • "Simon Miles , head of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Merrill Lynch Portfolio Managers is equally skeptical: "If emerging markets are getting overheated, we will see a very significant uptick in the number of IPOs - if these are oversubscribed, that is a fairly sure sign of a bubble.""
  • "This results in logical memory being oversubscribed, which is okay because the hypervisor takes care of all the logistics."