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overlapping, present participle; overlaps, 3rd person singular present; overlapped, past participle; overlapped, past tense;
  1. Extend over so as to cover partly
    • - the canopy overlaps the house roof at one end
    • - the curtains overlap at the center when closed
  2. Cover part of the same area of interest, responsibility, etc
    • - their duties sometimes overlapped
  3. Partly coincide in time
    • - two new series overlapped
  1. A part or amount that overlaps
    • - an overlap of about half an inch
  2. A common area of interest, responsibility, etc
    • - there are many overlaps between the approaches
    • - there is some overlap in requirements
  3. A period of time in which two events or activities happen together

  1. a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena; "there was no overlap between their proposals"
  2. coincide partially or wholly; "Our vacations overlap"
  3. extend over and cover a part of; "The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city"
  4. the property of partial coincidence in time
  5. lap: a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
  6. (overlapping) imbrication: covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)
  7. An overlap in railway signalling is the length of track beyond a stop signal that is proved to be clear of vehicles in the controls of the previous signal, as a safety margin.
  8. A concurrency, overlap, or coincidence in a road network is an instance of one physical road bearing two or more different highway, motorway, or other route numbers. When it is two freeways that share the same right-of-way, it is sometimes called a common section or commons.
  9. In mathematics, computer science and logic, overlap, as a property of the reduction rules in term rewriting system, describes a situation where a number of different reduction rules specify potentially contradictory ways of reducing a reducible expression (or redex) within a term. ...
  10. Something that overlaps or is overlapped; 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. ...
  11. (overlapping) A type of grip where the little finger of the right hand lies over the index finger of the left hand.
  12. (Overlapping) A Fault. This occurs when two or more phases of the System are carried out at the same time. Overlapping situations include braking whilst changing position or changing gear whilst braking.
  13. (Overlapping) A device for creating an illusion of depth in which some shapes are in front of and partially hide or obscure others.
  14. (Overlapping) Extending processing ability and expanding experience by moving from one representational system to another.
  15. (Overlapping) Placing one object in front of another to create depth in a work of art.
  16. (Overlapping) the placing of one shape or form within a composition so it partially obscures another form, thus providing the illusion of shallow space within a two-dimensional area.
  17. (Overlapping) when an object partially blocks the view of another object.
  18. Area where two pieces of lap siding are overlapped. This dimension is usually 1 1/4".
  19. To partly or completely cover one shape or form with another.
  20. Amount of material either cut or printed in the one panel or tile that duplicates what is done in the previous panel or tile. The overlapping image allows for alignment when assembling and installing a large image.
  21. A situation where both the intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time when the piston is at top dead center on the exhaust stroke. The greater the seat duration is on the intake and exhaust lobes, the greater the overlap will be in degrees.
  22. The part of a pair of drapery panels which rides the master carrier of a traverse rod and overlaps in the center when the draperies are drawn.  Usually 3 1/2" on each side.
  23. when a winger moves away from the sideline towards the center of the field to create space for a teammate to advance the ball undefended along the side of the field.
  24. The amount the trailing edge laps over the leading edge of a tape wrap.
  25. Refers to the positions of the players in the rotation prior to the contact of the ball when serving.