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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Overlap — may mean one of: In music theory, overlap is a synonym for reinterpretation of a chord at the boundary of two musical phrases. In railway signalling, an Overlap (railway signalling) is the length of track beyond a stop signal that is proved to be …   Wikipedia

  • Overlap — O ver*lap , v. t. 1. To lay (one thing) over another; to lap. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover part of. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overlap — O ver*lap , v. i. 1. To be arranged so that a part of one object laying over part of another; as, the boards overlapped at their ends. [PJC] 2. To have the ending time of one period or process extend beyond the beginning time of another period or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overlap — Overlap. См. Перекрытие. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • overlap — I verb adjoin, cover, encroach, exceed, extend beyond, go beyond, imbricate, imminere, impendere, impinge, infringe, invade, lap over, lie over, make contact, overgrow, overhang, overlay, overlie, override, overrun, overspread, project, protrude …   Law dictionary

  • overlap — (v.) to partially extend over, 1726, OVER (Cf. over) + LAP (Cf. lap) (v.). Related: Overlapped; overlapping. The noun is attested from 1813 …   Etymology dictionary

  • overlap — [v] lie over something else extend along, flap, fold over, go beyond, imbricate, lap over, overhang, overlay, overlie, overrun, project, protrude, ride, run over, shingle; concept 759 Ant. divide, separate …   New thesaurus

  • overlap — ► VERB (overlapped, overlapping) 1) extend over so as to cover partly. 2) partly coincide. ► NOUN ▪ an overlapping part or amount …   English terms dictionary

  • overlap — [ō΄vər lap′; ] also, and for n.always [, ō′vər lap΄] vt., vi. overlapped, overlapping 1. to lap over; lie upon and extend beyond a part of (something or each other) 2. to extend over part of (a period of time, sphere of activity, etc.); coincide… …   English World dictionary

  • overlap — o|ver|lap1 [ˌəuvəˈlæp US ˌouvər ] v past tense and past participle overlapped present participle overlapping [I and T] 1.) if two or more things overlap, part of one thing covers part of another thing ▪ One of Jilly s front teeth overlaps the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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