Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

overlap

2 noun
     
o‧ver‧lap2 [uncountable and countable]
the amount by which two activities, ideas, things etc overlap
overlap between
There is considerable overlap between the girls' and boys' test results.
overlap of
an overlap of about two centimetres

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary