Definition Of overshoot
an act of going past or beyond a point, target, or limit.
But the price of that performance will likely be an overshoot in its public-deficit target for 2001 and 2002.
go past (a point) unintentionally, especially through traveling too fast or being unable to stop.
they overshot their intended destination
Example Of overshoot
A large part of this overshoot is due to the extravagant use of fossil fuels, whose carbon waste would require a vast bio-productive surface area as a natural sink.
A rigid application of the guidelines embodied in the pact will simply accentuate the deflationary trends which are leading to the budget deficit overshoots in the first place.
A signal just outside York Railway Station is under inspection after a train carrying hundreds of passengers overshot a red light.
According to him, within the 2001 budget the revenues will be redistributed without overshooting the planned budget deficit.
‘Most energy experts agree that we have overshot our carbon dioxide emissions targets implied in our EU quota from Kyoto,’ Taylor said.