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Adjective: overhead  'ow-vu(r),hed
  1. Located or originating from above
    "an overhead crossing"
Adverb: overhead  'ow-vu(r),hed
  1. Directly above; in the sky above
    "planes were flying overhead"
  2. Above the head; over the head
    "bring the legs together overhead"
Noun: overhead  'ow-vu(r),hed
  1. (tax) 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
    - operating expense, operating cost, budget items
  2. (computing) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command
    - command processing overhead time, command processing overhead, command overhead
  3. (computing) the disk space required for information that is not data but is used for location and timing
    - disk overhead
  4. A transparency for use with an overhead projector
    - viewgraph
  5. (nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship
  6. A hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
    - smash

Derived forms: overheads

Type of: ceiling, disbursal, disbursement, disc space, disk space, expense, foil, processing time, return, transparency

Antonym: subsurface, surface

Part of: access time, cabin, operating budget

Encyclopedia: Overhead, The Albatross