how to pronounce overlap

oʊvɚlæp

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An example use of overlap in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… is in the overlap of these two ideas …”

meanings of overlap

verb:

  1. To extend over and partly cover something.
  2. Of sets: to have some elements in common.
  3. To have an area, range, character or function in common.
  4. To have some similar nucleotide sequences.

noun:

  1. Something that overlaps or is overlapped.
  2. A situation in the game where an attacking line has more players in it than the defensive line coming to meet it. The attacking side may exploit the overlap by using their superior numbers to break the opposition's defensive line. If attackers outnumber defenders by more than one player this is often termed a two man overlap or three man overlap, etc. If the attacking side fails to break through usually due to poor execution, they are said to waste an overlap.
  3. The payment of a spouse's or other dependant's annuity benefits concurrently with the member's benefits, on death of the member during the guarantee period.