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overcompensate

(ō′vər-kŏm′pən-sāt′)
v. overcompen·sated, overcompen·sating, overcompen·sates
v.intr.
To engage in overcompensation.
v.tr.
To pay (someone) too much; compensate excessively.

o′ver·com·pen′sa·to′ry (-kəm-pĕn′sə-tôr′ē) adj.
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One potential mechanism for the overcompensatory pattern of a Ricker model is cannibalism (Hines & Ruiz 1995, Dittel et al.
Even if the flat measure was somewhat overcompensatory, the deadweight loss created by the efficient breaches that it prevented might be more than offset by the deadweight cost of the inefficient breaches it prevented.
In addition, while using industry averages in this way may open the door to overcompensatory recoveries when the plaintiff has a particularly low cost of production, this is precisely the situation where her secrecy interest is likely to be the greatest.
See Bebchuk & Shavell, supra note 3, at 298-300 (demonstrating that transactors will never find it desirable to purchase overcompensatory liquidated-damages provisions).
47) The refusal of courts to issue injunctions that would impose an undue hardship on defendants has "the effect of preventing the plaintiff from using an equitable remedy to extort an overcompensatory settlement.
We propose that the field gentian has a limited inductive time period (ITP) during which shoot damage can induce overcompensatory regrowth.
Branch production was overcompensatory for all clipping occasions, and node production for all except the last clipping occasion (Table 3).
Thus, the vegetative regrowth was consistently overcompensatory, with very little variation between the years.
If that were the case, thinning of the aging population through harvesting could alleviate overcompensatory density dependence, "creating room" for new settlers.
If conditions are still crowded when the aphids mature, they will migrate to other alder trees, hence the dramatic fall in the population in midsummer, which is caused by an overcompensatory response to crowding, in which the majority of the population leaves the host tree.