- the act of spilling over.
- a quantity of something spilled over; overflow.
Origin of spillover
First recorded in 1940–45; noun use of verb phrase spill over
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Examples from the Web for spillover
Other human practices, like the hunting and consumption of wild animals for food, provide other opportunities for spillover.Bats’ Link to Ebola Finally Solved
November 12, 2014
Those who remain closed risk losing sales and the spillover traffic.Black Friday Comes Early as U.S. Retailers Panic Over Holiday Sales
November 21, 2013
For some time, inevitably, there has been some spillover effect from the Syrian war into Lebanon.Is Syria Being 'Lebanized' or is Lebanon Being 'Syrianized'?
August 29, 2013
Tribal leaders expect retribution—and spillover to Syria, Eli Lake reports.Al Qaeda in Iraq Abu Ghraib Jailbreak a Counterterrorism Nightmare
July 29, 2013
He added that Lebanese people are “worried sick” about the potential of spillover conflict from Syria.Syria Violence Spills Into Lebanon: Abductions After Assad Strike on Azaz
August 16, 2012
The risk of a spillover of the conflict into Albanian territory is small.After the Rain
Word Origin and History for spillover
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper