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English definition of “overlap”

overlap

noun [C or U] (SAME AREA)    /ˈəʊ.və.læp/ US  /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/
the amount by which two things or activities cover the same area: The roof tiles will need an overlap of several centimetres. There are some overlaps between the products of the two companies.Covering and adding layers
(Definition of overlap noun (SAME AREA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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