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Meaning of OVERLAP

Pronunciation:  [n]'owvur`lap, [v]`owvur'lap, `owvur`lap

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
  2. [n]  the property of partial coincidence in time
  3. [n]  a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena; "there was no overlap between their proposals"
  4. [v]  concur partially or wholly; "Our vacations overlap"
  5. [v]  coincide partially
  6. [v]  extend over and cover a part of; "The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city"
  7. [v]  have something in common

OVERLAP is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: convergence, intersection, lap
 See Also: agree, check, coincide, coincide, coincidence, concur, concurrence, conjunction, cooccur, co-occurrence, correspond, cover, crossroads, cuff, extend, fit, flap, gibe, hem, imbricate, interface, internal representation, jibe, lapel, lappet, match, mental representation, representation, share, tally, turnup



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*lap"\, v. t. & i.
    To lap over; to lap.
  2. \O"ver*lap`\, n.
    1. The lapping of one thing over another; as, an overlap of
       six inches; an overlap of a slate on a roof.
    2. (Geol.) An extension of geological beds above and beyond
       others, as in a conformable series of beds, when the upper
       beds extend over a wider space than the lower, either in
       one or in all directions.
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