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English noun: overlap

1. overlap (cognition) a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena

SamplesThere was no overlap between their proposals.

Synonymsconvergence, intersection

Broader (hypernym)internal representation, mental representation, representation

Narrower (hyponym)crossroads, interface

2. overlap (attribute) the property of partial coincidence in time

Broader (hypernym)co-occurrence, coincidence, concurrence, conjunction

3. overlap (artifact) a flap that lies over another part

SamplesThe lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches.


Broader (hypernym)flap

Narrower (hyponym)cuff, lapel, lappet, turnup

English verb: overlap

1. overlap (stative) coincide partially or wholly

SamplesOur vacations overlap.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)co-occur, coincide, cooccur

Narrower (hyponym)share

2. overlap (stative) extend over and cover a part of

SamplesThe roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)continue, cover, extend

Narrower (hyponym)imbricate

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