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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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Another variation of an overshooting zone issue is when one zone is overshooting while another zone is lagging behind.
It must also be noted that other than the 2011 overshooting of runway in Palawan, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) also reported a near collision in 2012 involving Cebu-Pacific and Zest Air," said the legislator.
Though gold has been temporarily strong lately, probably from the oil spike, basically a financial and commodity market price role would suggest that the Fed is overshooting.
The incidents subject to probes by the panel would include planes overshooting runways and landings performed on incorrect runways.
The Commission recommends a three-phase procedure so as to ensure no overshooting of the sub-ceilings in this Category.
To its advocates, fuzzy logic outshines conventional controls because it completely avoids overshooting process limits and dramatically improves the speed of response to process upsets.
Even though inflation remains tame, new Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, continuing the historical practice of overshooting the trend, raises the Federal funds rate to 5% during the first half of 2006.