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Definition of "oversubscribe" [oversubscribe]

  • To subscribe for (something) in excess of available supply: The opera season was oversubscribed. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oversubscribe" in a sentence
  • "On what basis can we conclude that such behavior is irrational, or that consumers "oversubscribe" to such packages?"
  • "When you oversubscribe your network to get customer costs down to market, each customers “fair share” is that over subscription fraction … in our case we over subscribe a T1 30: 1 … each share is 50-64kbps … more or less."
  • "I use Google Reader to oversubscribe to feeds from all over."