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overshoot

a momentary excessive response of an electrical or mechanical system

overshoot

[′ō·vər‚shüt]
(electromagnetism)
The reception of microwave signals where they were not intended, due to an unusual atmospheric condition that sets up variations in the index of refraction.
(engineering)
An initial transient response to a unidirectional change in input which exceeds the steady-state response.
The maximum amount by which this transient response exceeds the steady-state response.

overshoot

The projection of an upper story beyond the wall of the story below, commonly on the front of the house but sometimes on the sides as well; frequently called a jetty. Also see framed overhang and hewn overhang.

overshoot

i. To fly beyond, over, or past a specific place, spot, boundary, object, or the like. The aircraft overshot its sector.
ii. To fly beyond or to bring an airplane down beyond an airfield, runway, or designated mark or spot while attempting to land at that airfield or place.
iii. In armament work (i.e., strafing and rocketry), to shoot a projectile beyond the target.
iv. In air combat, to fly over another airplane when following through in an attack and land up ahead of the aircraft being followed.
v. In bombing, to fly beyond the target; hence, to drop a bomb on the far side of the target.
vi. To be “on the overshoot” means that portion of the flight that occurs after a missed approach, as in “go around.”
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This is very easy to diagnose by reducing the temperature of the zones next to the overshooting zones to see if the overshooting zone begins to come down.
When overshooting occurs, customers grow increasingly unwilling to pay for improvements along dimensions that used to be quite important to them.
An Air Nostrum aircraft crash landed at Spain's Melilla airport on Friday (17 January) after overshooting the runway.
At night, the light boxes, overshooting the long walls on both sides, wash the walls with luminance so the building becomes an extraordinary beacon.
The quick change from one branch to the other means that overshooting a field could mix the results from the two branches.
It's going to be very interesting there - almost like Monza in many respects - with a lot of cars overshooting and going straight on.