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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverheado‧ver‧head1 /ˌəʊvəˈhed◂ $ ˌoʊvər-/ ●●○ adverb  ABOVEabove your head or in the sky Bullets whizzed overhead. A plane flew overhead.overhead adjective overhead wires
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overheadA flock of birds passed overhead.Helicopter gunships hovered overhead.Suddenly, they heard the rumble of thunder overhead.Guns still rumbled in the distance, a plane droned overhead.The thatched pyramid roofs reached almost to the ground and rose to points twenty feet overhead.A star signaled overhead and he saw it.The top floor directly overhead had been abandoned for years.From the two cross-beams overhead, hung chains, adjustable in length, to which the ropes would be attached.They can even be frightened by wild birds flying overhead, which they mistakenly think are predators.
overheado‧ver‧head2 /ˈəʊvəhed $ ˈoʊvər-/ noun  1 [uncountable] American English, overheads British English [plural]BB money spent regularly on rent, insurance, electricity, and other things that are needed to keep a business operating Their offices are in London so the overheads are very high.2 TC[countable] a piece of transparent material used with an overhead projector to show words, pictures etc
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overheadThere are overheads when defining and manipulating hierarchies, and this is particularly apparent when comparisons are made with the relational approach.Working out of my home had significantly lowered my overhead.They will cut office overheads by startling amounts and be the new cost leaders.
From Longman Business Dictionaryoverheado‧ver‧head /ˈəʊvəhedˈoʊvər-/ noun [countable, uncountable]ACCOUNTING a company’s general costs for activities not related to particular productsSuch costs count as an overhead of the business, and VAT on them is deductible.Because overhead costs won’t increase, profit margins at the hospital should expand.It spends about 17 cents to sell $1 of its goods, among the highest overheads in the tire industry.Firms have centralized buying to reduce both cost of goods and administrative overheads. direct overhead
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