overextension


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hy·per·ex·ten·sion

(hī'pĕr-eks-ten'shŭn),
Extension of a limb or part beyond the normal limit.

overextension

In dentistry, the assessment of the vertical extent of a root canal filling, denoting an extrusion beyond the apical foramen.

overextension

extension beyond the normal limit for a joint, commonly causing sprain of its ligaments.
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The new healthcare reform bill passed into law last March quickly became a symbol for many Republicans of an overextension of government power into Americans' lives.
Further compounding the problem, potential adversaries will likely be emboldened by the perception of US military overextension.
The overextension of US forces and diplomatic resources to the greater Middle East and East Asia and the emphasis on counter-terrorism in recent years has also relegated Latin America to the proverbial sidelines in terms of foreign policy and security priorities in Washington, thus providing Iran, along with other players such as China and Russia, with ample room to maneuver.
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This] has encouraged a further rise in indebtedness in the household sector in a number of countries, raising the risk of contributing to balance sheet overextension there, especially if housing prices were to soften.
He gives PGMs too much credit for the thwarting of the North Vietnamese 1972 ground offensive, implying PGMs were the major factor--not South Vietnamese ground troops, not air power in general, and not the overextension of North Vietnamese troops and supplies.
Overextension of the spiral, and excessive elevating of the pitch and/or collimation, can cause inadequate visualisation of pathological lesions.
Constant combat and overextension of supply lines aggravate the problem.
The lack of equity for developers, lack of credit for homebuyers, the overextension of the consumer's debt capacity, and high default rates for multifamily and single family housing all factor into a bleak outlook.