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OVERLAPPING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does overlapping mean? 

OVERLAPPING (noun)
  The noun OVERLAPPING has 1 sense:

1. covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)

  Familiarity information: OVERLAPPING used as a noun is very rare.


OVERLAPPING (adjective)
  The adjective OVERLAPPING has 2 senses:

1. related by having something in common with or coinciding with
2. laid overlapping (not flush)

  Familiarity information: OVERLAPPING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OVERLAPPING (noun)


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Meaning:

Covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

imbrication; lapping; overlapping

Hypernyms ("overlapping" is a kind of...):

covering (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))


OVERLAPPING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Related by having something in common with or coinciding with

Context examples:

having overlapping duties / found unexpected overlapping areas of interest

Similar:

related; related to (being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics)


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Meaning:

Laid overlapping (not flush)

Synonyms:

lap-streaked; lap-streak; lap-straked; lap-strake; lap-jointed; overlapping

Similar:

clincher-built; clinker-built ((of ships) built with overlapping hull planks)


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