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overrun

the cleared level area at the end of an airport runway

overrun

[′ō·və‚rən]
(civil engineering)
A cleared area extending beyond the end of a runway.
(computer science)
The arrival of an amount of data greater than the space allocated to it.

overrun

To run off the end of the runway after touching down on the runway.

overrun

(1)
A frequent consequence of data arriving faster than it can be consumed, especially in serial line communications. For example, at 9600 baud there is almost exactly one character per millisecond, so if a silo can hold only two characters and the machine takes longer than 2 milliseconds to get to service the interrupt, at least one character will be lost.

overrun

(2)
Also applied to non-serial-I/O communications. "I forgot to pay my electric bill due to mail overrun." "Sorry, I got four phone calls in 3 minutes last night and lost your message to overrun." When thrashing at tasks, the next person to make a request might be told "Overrun!" Compare firehose syndrome.

overrun

(3)
More loosely, may refer to a buffer overflow not necessarily related to processing time (as in overrun screw).
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Table 1 lists descriptive statistics on the average final cost overruns in the sample.
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Noticing that no one blinked at my mention of cost overruns, and hence tantalized by the thought of obscene profits, I complied.
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A one-year delay in the project timeline could lead to a loss in value of a quarter, and both a one-year delay and cost overruns of 10 to 30 per cent, project value would plummet by 43 to 78 per cent.
But, the actual contract costs on these fixed-price contracts ballooned by 36%, which is more than the average cost overruns on cost-plus contracts for major weapons systems.
BERLIN, Jan 26, 2010 (TUR) -- Talks on Airbus A400M military cargo plane project cost overruns, between the client countries and European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) resumed Tuesday in Berlin.
But the MTA, aside from the cost of land acquisitions related to the extension's construction, has agreed to be responsible for all cost overruns, a level of exposure that transit watchdogs say the authority can hardly afford given its looming fiscal problems.
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