how to pronounce overlap


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overlap is pronounced in three syllables

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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


  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.


  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.

overlap frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word overlap occurs in english on average 3.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics overlap can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that overlap can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) leisure and entertainment;

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