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Noun: overlapping  'ow-vu(r)'la-ping
  1. Covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)
    - imbrication, lapping
Verb: overlap (overlapped,overlapping)  'ow-vu(r),lap
  1. Coincide partially or wholly
    "Our vacations overlap"
  2. Extend over and cover a part of
    "The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city"

Derived forms: overlappings

Type of: coincide, continue, cooccur, co-occur, cover, covering, extend

Encyclopedia: Overlapping