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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Overlap  \O`ver*lap"\,  v.  t.  &  i. 
  To  lap  over  to  lap. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  representation  of  common  ground  between  theories  or 
  phenomena;  "there  was  no  overlap  between  their 
  proposals"  [syn:  {convergence},  {intersection}] 
  2:  the  property  of  partial  coincidence  in  time 
  3:  a  part  that  lies  over  another  part  [syn:  {lap}] 
  v  1:  coincide  partially 
  2:  extend  over  and  cover  a  part  of  "The  roofs  of  the  houses 
  overlap  in  this  crowded  city" 
  3:  concur  partially  or  wholly;  "Our  vacations  overlap" 
  4:  have  something  in  common 

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