Overlap definitions

ō'vər-lăp'
A part or portion that overlaps or is overlapped.
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An instance of overlapping.
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To lie or extend over and cover part of.
verb
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To have an area or range in common with.
verb
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To lie over and partly cover something.
verb
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To correspond in character or function.

Their duties overlap.

verb
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An overlapping.
noun
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To have one or more elements in common. Used of sets.
verb
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A part that overlaps.
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The amount or extent of overlapping.
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The place of overlapping.
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To lap over; lie upon and extend beyond a part of (something or each other)
verb
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To extend over part of (a period of time, sphere of activity, etc.); coincide in part (with)
verb
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The definition of an overlap is a period of time or an area covered by multiple people or things, or a situation in which multiple people share responsibility or a common interest.

When requirements are set by two different guidebooks, but some of those requirements are the same in both, the requirements that are the same in both are an example of an overlap.

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To overlap is to extend into an area or time covered by something or someone else.

When you work doing sales in a territory where there is another salesman, this is an example of a situation where you overlap with the other salesman.

verb
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Something that overlaps or is overlapped.
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To extend over and partly cover something.

The mousemat overlapped the edge of the desk.

verb
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To have an area, range, character or function in common.

The two maps overlapped at the east and west edges.

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(mathematics) Used of sets that have some elements in common.

The set (all men) overlaps the set (vegetarians)

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(rugby) A situation in the game where an attacking line has more players in it than the defensive line coming to meet it. The attacking side may exploit the overlap by using their superior numbers to break the opposition's defensive line. If attackers outnumber defenders by more than one player this is often termed a two man overlap or three man overlap, etc. If the attacking side fails to break through usually due to poor execution, they are said to waste an overlap.
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Origin of overlap

over- +"Ž lap