Main definitions of overcompound in English

: overcompound1overcompound2

overcompound1

Pronunciation /ˌəʊvəˈkɒmpaʊnd/

adjective

Electrical Engineering

Origin

1930s. From over- + compound.

Main definitions of overcompound in English

: overcompound1overcompound2

overcompound2

Pronunciation /ˌəʊvəkəmˈpaʊnd/

verb

Electrical Engineering
  • To provide (a dynamo) with so many series turns (compared with the number of shunt turns) that the voltage which is generated increases as the load increases. Also (occasionally) without object.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Silvanus Thompson (1851–1916), physicist and electrical engineer. From over- + compound.