overflow
  • noun excess liquid that flows over the edge of a container
  • verb to flow over the edge of a container
  • Also called arithmetic overflow 1. The condition in which the result of an operation exceeds the capacity of its designated storage location. For example, an operation whose exponent exceeds the number of bits allotted to it. Also called overflow condition. #The amount by which the result of an operation exceeds the capacity of its designated storage location.

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