Overrun

(redirected from overran)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to overran: scrutinised, misattributed

Overrun

In the context of project financing, the amount of capital expenditures or funding above the original estimate to complete the project.

Overrun

The amount by which the actual cost of a project exceeds its budget. While this does not necessarily guarantee that the project will fail, it does make it more difficult to succeed. This is also called cost overrun or budget overrun.
References in periodicals archive ?
pilot and crew members were being investigated by accident inspectors Sunday, a day after their flight from Tokyo overran the runway at Shonai Airport in northern Japan.
Summary: Tokyo:An All Nippon Airways flight from Tokyo's Haneda airport overran the runway at a northern .
At 10:23, Pacific Standard Time, a Boeing 737-700 overran the runway in Fort Nelson, British Columbia.
Traffic was forced to a near standstill in the slow lane after the middle and fast lanes were closed between junctions six and seven northbound when roadworks overran by an hour.
This work should have been completed by December 30 but overran for four days, wrecking travel plans of thousands of workers returning to offices after the festive season.
Engineering work which overran causing travel chaos for thousands of train passengers over Christmas had been a project "completely out of control", a rail company boss told MPs yesterday.