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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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If the projected final cost differs from the total budget, the contractor is predicting a cost overrun at completion.
Given all of the partners involved in Vogtle project, the cost overrun would break down as follows: Georgia Power ($400 million); Oglethorpe ($263 million); MEAG Power ($199 million); and the City of Dalton ($14 million).
In May 1991, the overrun with respect to the original cost was over 62 per cent.
BERLIN, Feb 1, 2010 (TUR) -- Talks on the cost overruns in the Airbus A400M military cargo plane project, between client countries and European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) will continue on Thursday in Berlin, announced German Ministry of Defense.
A 5% reduction in the length of works could be achieved through 'more robust and targeted application of the overrun charges' and better challenging of proposed duration of works.
This lack of certainty and knowledge makes it difficult or impossible to make informed funding decisions, which often leads to cost overruns and schedule delays.
Water ices typically have a very low overrun, but a company spokesman explained to reporters that a 100 percent overrun is "easily achievable" with the new system, allowing manufacturers a greater level of creativity in this product category than ever before.
RAIL infrastructure company Network Rail (NR) was today fined a record pounds 14m following serious engineering work overruns over the New Year.
Both he and Virgin's chief executive Tony Collins told MPs they had concerns that the work might overrun and had told NR of their fears.
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JUST as I have nightmare visions of our high streets being overrun by a small number of coffee shop chains (oh no, it's already happened), I nave nightmare visions of a TV world overrun by another bland brand - the Casualty franchise (oh no, it's already happening).
The Prison Service is being overrun with very many short- term prisoners - lots of people who are in prison now who would not have been in prison ten years ago,' he told BBC1's Breakfast with Frost programme.