Definition of overbound in US English:

overbound

verb

  • 1with object Mathematics. To set an upper bound to (a result, function, etc.).

  • 2with object Chiefly Geography. To set the bounds of something larger than is appropriate, or larger than the minimum necessary; to draw a boundary so as to include too large an area, category, etc.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Bell System Technical Journal. From over- + bound.

Pronunciation

overbound

/ˌəʊvəˈbaʊnd/