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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.


Synonymslap


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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