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overlap definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena; "there was no overlap between their proposals" [syn: overlap, convergence, intersection]
2: the property of partial coincidence in time
3: a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches" [syn: lap, overlap] v
1: coincide partially or wholly; "Our vacations overlap"
2: extend over and cover a part of; "The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city"

Merriam Webster's

Date: 1704 transitive verb 1. to extend over or past and cover a part of 2. to have something in common with intransitive verb 1. to occupy the same area in part 2. to have something in common overlap noun

U.S. Military Dictionary

1. In photography, the amount by which one photograph includes the same area covered by another, customarily expressed as a percentage. The overlap between successive air photographs on a flight line is called "forward overlap." The overlap between photographs in adjacent parallel flight lines is called "side overlap." 2. In cartography, that portion of a map or chart that overlaps the area covered by another of the same series. 3. In naval mine warfare, the width of that part of the swept path of a ship or formation that is also swept by an adjacent sweeper or formation or is reswept on the next adjacent lap.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v. (-lapped, -lapping) 1 tr. (of part of an object) partly cover (another object). 2 tr. cover and extend beyond. 3 intr. (of two things) partly coincide; not be completely separate (where psychology and philosophy overlap). --n. 1 an instance of overlapping. 2 the amount of this.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Overlap O`ver*lap", v. t. & i. To lap over; to lap.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Overlap 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(overlapped) 1. If one thing overlaps another, or if you overlap them, a part of the first thing occupies the same area as a part of the other thing. You can also say that two things overlap. When the bag is folded flat, the bag bottom overlaps one side of the bag... Overlap the slices carefully so there are no gaps... Use vinyl seam adhesive where vinyls overlap... The edges must overlap each other or weeds will push through the gaps. V-RECIP: V n, V pl-n, pl-n V, pl-n V n 2. If one idea or activity overlaps another, or overlaps with another, they involve some of the same subjects, people, or periods of time. Elizabeth met other Oxford intellectuals some of whom overlapped Naomi's world... Christian holy week overlaps with the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover... The needs of patients invariably overlap... V-RECIP: V n, V with n, pl-n V Overlap is also a noun. ...the overlap between civil and military technology... N-VAR: oft N between pl-n

Moby Thesaurus

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