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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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The NEDOCS was calculated using an official webpage (9) and the results were interpreted according to the recommendation by the author, as follows: 0-20 not busy, 21-60 busy, 61-100 extremely busy but not overcrowded, 101-140 overcrowded, 141-180 severely overcrowded and 181-200 dangerously overcrowded.
So the true scale of it is that a very large proportion of the population of that prison is living in overcrowded conditions.
An occupier living in overcrowded accommodation may be homeless under homelessness law if it is not reasonable for her/him to continue to occupy the accommodation.
Figures for 2010-11 show that nearly a quarter of people in prison are being held in overcrowded accommodation, either doubling up in cells designed for one occupant or being held three to a cell in cells designed for two people.
So, as you suffer on an overcrowded Merseyrail train, you may want to reflect that a fleet of identical electric units lies idle in storage in the South East which could be used immediately to ease Merseyside overcrowding if Merseyrail paid to lease them.
Eyewitnesses said the bus was overcrowded, which could have led to the accident.
According to the Prison Reform Trust, Durham is housing 973 inmates when it was designed to hold just 593, making it 164% overcrowded and the eighth worst on the list.
The official explained that all violators have been given notices to vacate the overcrowded accommodations.
Schools are overcrowded in newly built residential areas.
Almost one million children are trapped in overcrowded living conditions in England, a housing charity warned today.
SACRAMENTO -- With voter approval of $43 billion in statewide bonds last week, Los Angeles County officials are preparing to seek a massive cash infusion that could mean multibillion-dollar construction projects to relieve overcrowded highways and schools.
The most overcrowded units in Scotland include the Victorian Ailsa hall at Greenock, which is up to 50 per cent above capacity.