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    overhead - Dictionary definition and meaning for word overhead

    Definition
    (noun) the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes Definition
    (noun) (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command Definition
    (noun) (computer science) the disk space required for information that is not data but is used for location and timing
    Synonyms : disk overhead
    Definition
    (noun) a transparency for use with an overhead projector
    Synonyms : viewgraph
    Definition
    (noun) (nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship Definition
    (noun) a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
    Synonyms : smash
    Definition
    (adj) located or originating from above
    Example Sentence
    • an overhead crossing
    Definition
    (adv) above your head; in the sky
    Example Sentence
    • planes were flying overhead
    Definition
    (adv) above the head; over the head
    Example Sentence
    • bring the legs together overhead
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