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English adjective: overhead

1. overhead located or originating from above


SamplesAn overhead crossing.


Antonymssubsurface, surface


English noun: overhead

1. overhead (possession) 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


Synonymsbudget items, operating cost, operating expense


Broader (hypernym)disbursal, disbursement, expense


Part meronymoperating budget


Domain categoryrevenue enhancement, tax, taxation

2. overhead (time) (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command


Synonymscommand overhead, command processing overhead, command processing overhead time


Broader (hypernym)processing time


Part meronymaccess time


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

3. overhead (location) (computer science) the disk space required for information that is not data but is used for location and timing


Synonymsdisk overhead


Broader (hypernym)disc space, disk space


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

4. overhead (artifact) a transparency for use with an overhead projector


Synonymsviewgraph


Broader (hypernym)foil, transparency

5. overhead (artifact) (nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship


Broader (hypernym)ceiling


Part meronymcabin


Domain categorynavigation, sailing, seafaring

6. overhead (act) a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head


Synonymssmash


Broader (hypernym)return


English adverb: overhead

1. overhead above your head; in the sky


SamplesPlanes were flying overhead.

2. overhead above the head; over the head


SamplesBring the legs together overhead.









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