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Definition of 'overhead'

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  1. 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
       Synonyms: operating expense operating cost budget items
  2. (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command
       Synonyms: command processing overhead time command processing overhead command overhead
  3. (computer science) the disk space required for information that is not data but is used for location and timing
       Synonyms: disk overhead
  4. a transparency for use with an overhead projector
       Synonyms: viewgraph
  5. (nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship
  6. a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
       Synonyms: smash


  1. located or originating from above; "an overhead crossing"
       Antonyms: surface subsurface


  1. above your head; in the sky; "planes were flying overhead"
  2. above the head; over the head; "bring the legs together overhead"

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