Associations to the word «Overlap»

Wiktionary

OVERLAP, verb. To extend over and partly cover something.
OVERLAP, verb. To have an area, range, character or function in common.
OVERLAP, verb. (mathematics) Used of sets that have some elements in common.
OVERLAP, verb. (genetics) To have some similar nucleotide sequences.
OVERLAP, noun. Something that overlaps or is overlapped
OVERLAP, noun. (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.

Dictionary definition

OVERLAP, noun. A representation of common ground between theories or phenomena; "there was no overlap between their proposals".
OVERLAP, noun. The property of partial coincidence in time.
OVERLAP, noun. A flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches".
OVERLAP, verb. Coincide partially or wholly; "Our vacations overlap".
OVERLAP, verb. Extend over and cover a part of; "The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city".

Wise words

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