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Dictionary definition for: Overlap

1. (n) a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena; "there was no overlap between their proposals"

2. (v) coincide partially or wholly; "Our vacations overlap"

3. (n) the property of partial coincidence in time

4. (v) extend over and cover a part of; "The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city"

5. (n) a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"

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