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Definition 1: a flap that lies over another part - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where overlap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches

Synonyms for overlap in the sense of this definition

(overlap is a kind of ...) any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely

"he wrote on the flap of the envelope"

(... is a kind of overlap ) the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg

(... is a kind of overlap ) lap at the front of a coat; continuation of the coat collar

(... is a kind of overlap ) a small lap on a garment or headdress

Definition 2: the property of partial coincidence in time - [noun denoting attribute]

(overlap is a kind of ...) the temporal property of two things happening at the same time

"the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable"

Definition 3: a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where overlap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was no overlap between their proposals

Synonyms for overlap in the sense of this definition

(overlap is a kind of ...) a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image

(... is a kind of overlap ) a point where a choice must be made

"Freud's work stands at the crossroads between psychology and neurology"

(... is a kind of overlap ) the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other

"the interface between chemistry and biology"

Definition 4: extend over and cover a part of - [verb of stative]

Samples where overlap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city

(overlap is a kind of ...) span an interval of distance, space or time

"The war extended over five years" "The period covered the turn of the century" "My land extends over the hills on the horizon" "This farm covers some 200 acres" "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"

(... is a kind of overlap ) overlap

"The roof tiles imbricate"

Definition 5: coincide partially or wholly - [verb of stative]

Samples where overlap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Our vacations overlap

(overlap is a kind of ...) go with, fall together

(... is a kind of overlap ) have in common

"Our children share a love of music" "The two countries share a long border"

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