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overlap

[ verb oh-ver-lap; noun oh-ver-lap ]
/ verb 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞l忙p; noun 藞o蕣 v蓹r藢l忙p /
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Definition of overlap

verb (used with object), o路ver路lapped, o路ver路lap路ping.
verb (used without object), o路ver路lapped, o路ver路lap路ping.
to lap over: two sales territories that overlap; fields of knowledge that overlap.
noun
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Origin of overlap

First recorded in 1685鈥95; over- + lap2

OTHER WORDS FROM overlap

non路o路ver路lap路ping, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overlap

overlap

verb (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞l忙p) -laps, -lapping or -lapped
noun (藞蓹蕣v蓹藢l忙p)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for overlap

overlap
[ 艒v蓹r-l膬p鈥 ]

n.
A part or portion of a structure that extends or projects over another.
The suturing of one layer of tissue above or under another layer to provide additional strength, often used in dental surgery.
v.
To lie over and partly cover something.
To perform a surgical overlap.
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