- The definition of overhead is relating to the operating costs of a business.
An example of overhead used as an adjective is the phrase "overhead projections," which means how much money a company thinks it will use in an upcoming month, term or year.
- Overhead is defined as something coming from above or the operating costs of a business.
- An example of overhead is the light of the stars.
- An example of overhead is the amount of money used to run a company.
People looking at the stars overhead.
overhead definition by Webster's New World
- located or operating above the level of the head
- ☆ designating a door, as of a garage, that moves into place overhead when opened
- in the sky
- on a higher level, with reference to related objects: a machine with an overhead drive
- having to do with the overhead of a business
- Sports made with a downward motion from above the head: an overhead stroke
- the general, continuing costs involved in running a business, as of rent, maintenance, utilities, etc.
- Navy the ceiling of a compartment
- Sports a type of shot, as in tennis, made with a hard, overhead stroke
overhead definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Located, functioning, or originating from above.
- Of or relating to the operating expenses of a business.
- The operating expenses of a business, including the costs of rent, utilities, interior decoration, and taxes, exclusive of labor and materials.
- Nautical The top surface in an enclosed space of a ship.
- Something, such as a light fixture, that is located above head height.
- Sports A stroke in a game, such as tennis or badminton, that is made with a hard downward motion from above the head.
- a. An overhead projector.b. The image projected by an overhead projector.
overhead - Business Definition
overhead - Computer Definition
Data that is not part of the user data, but that is stored or transmitted with it. Overhead can be used for a wide variety of purposes, such as circuit monitoring, channel separation, addressing, error control, priority indication, and congestion management. Although overhead is essential to the integrity of data storage and transmission, it reduces the amount of user data that can be stored or transmitted. In a circuit or channel used to maximum capacity, bandwidth less overhead equals throughput. See also bandwidth and throughput.
(1) The amount of processing time used by system software such as the operating system, database manager or network protocols.
(2) In communications, the additional codes transmitted for control and error checking, which take time to process.
overhead - Cultural Definition
All costs of running a business other than wages paid to production workers or payments for raw material to be used in production. Overhead includes the cost of renting or leasing a store in which business is transacted, the cost of heating a factory, and similar expenses.
overhead - Investment & Finance Definition
Expenses that aren’t directly related to the production of goods or services, but are more general and company- wide in nature. Examples of overhead are salaries for staff positions at headquarters and in human resources, accounting, payroll, and security departments.