Overflow

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Overflow may refer to:

Computing and telecommunications[edit]

  • arithmetic overflow, a condition that occurs when a calculation produces a result that is greater than what a given register can store or represent
  • buffer overflow, a situation whereby the incoming data size exceeds that which can be accommodated by a buffer.
  • heap overflow
  • integer overflow
  • Overflow (software), a NASA-developed computational fluid dynamics program using overset (Chimera) grids
  • overflow condition, a situation that occurs when more information is being transmitted than the hardware can handle
  • overspill, a proof technique in non-standard analysis, is less commonly called overflow
  • stack overflow in which a computer program makes too many subroutine calls and its call stack runs out of space

Other[edit]