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overcrowding

(ō″vĕr-krowd′ing)
The act of filling past capacity or the state of being filled past capacity or comfort.
In geography, having more inhabitants in a region than can be supported locally with life's necessities.
In health care facilities, being burdened by excessive demands for services, esp. in emergency departments or urgent care settings.
overcrowded (-krowd′ĕd), adjective

overcrowding

overcrowding of animal accommodation. Many countries now publish codes of practice which define what the appropriate volumetric allowances should be for each species of animal when they are housed indoors. Breaches of these codes is overcrowding. Pastoral conditions are too varied for similar guidelines to be drawn up for range animals. The consequences of overcrowding include the development of neuroses, inability to gain proper access to food and water and spread of contagious disease.
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Of course, what often gives rise to the overcrowding is not the addition of additional family and non-nuclear family members of the tenant, but rather the tenant renting out rooms to complete strangers.
To identify one geographical area where minimum 3-4 case studies focusing on households, or what is deemed necessary, that is particularly affected with the issue of overcrowding and substandard housing and conduct in-depth analysis with the objective to develop model projects/interventions addressing those issues
In an effort to cope with the dramatic overcrowding, the Irish Prison Service is converting an administrative block inside the jail to house extra prisoners.
LAUSD new construction program, $475 million, including $340 million for overcrowding relief grant and $40 million for charter schools.
But that means the overcrowding is worse in local prisons for remand and short-term inmates.
A spokesman said: "We're not going to shy away from issues like overcrowding.
Shelter says this means families must endure high levels of overcrowding before anything is done, and much of the problem is hidden.
PITTSBURGH -- A new survey of top hospital executives, administrators and managers across North America reports that seven out of every eight believe that overcrowding has failed to improve at their facilities in the last year.
The two prisons are designed to hold just 1,709 people, meaning they have 543 more prisoners than they should - an overcrowding rate of 131%.
THE high quality of Irish education is "at risk" over severe overcrowding, Fine Gael claimed yesterday.
Director of the PRT Juliet Lyon said: "Pressure on public spending means that ministers can no longer afford to be complacent about prison overcrowding or the high reconviction rates it leads to.