Overlap - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌoʊvərˈlæp|  American pronunciation of the word overlap
Brit.  |ˌəʊvəˈlæp|  British pronunciation of the word overlap
- a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena (syn: convergence, intersection)
there was no overlap between their proposals
- the property of partial coincidence in time
- a flap that lies over another part (syn: lap)
- coincide partially or wholly
Our vacations overlap
- extend over and cover a part of
The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city


The roof shingles overlap each other.

Baseball season overlaps football season in September.

Some of your duties overlap his.

The circles overlap.

The two theories obviously overlap.

One of Jilly's front teeth overlaps the other.

The tiles on the roof overlap.

Maxwell's responsibilities overlap yours, so you will be sharing some of the work.

The study of sociology overlaps with the study of economics.

The second phase of development overlaps the first.

My vacation overlaps with yours.

There is considerable overlap between the girls' and boys' test results.

an overlap of about two centimetres

there was no overlap between their proposals

Our vacations overlap

Word forms

I/you/we/they: overlap
he/she/it: overlaps
present participle: overlapping
past tense: overlapped
past participle: overlapped
singular: overlap
plural: overlaps
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