English - Vietnamese Dictionary
overlap /'ouvəlæp/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- phần đè lên nhau, phần gối lên nhau[,ouvə'læp]
- nội động từ
- lấn lên nhau, gối lên nhau
+a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena
+the property of partial coincidence in time
+a flap that lies over another part
+coincide partially or wholly
+extend over and cover a part of
Advanced English Dictionary
1 lap (over), overlie, overlay, shingle, Technical imbricate, strobilate:
Note how the upper tiles overlap the lower to keep the rain out.
2 coincide, correspond, intersect:
Our work shifts overlap by four hours.
3 lap, flap, overlay, fly (front) or Brit flies, imbrication:
The overlap conceals the buttons that close the skirt on the side.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
+ verb (-pp-)
1 if one thing overlaps another, or the two things overlap, part of one thing covers part of the other: [VN] A fish's scales overlap each other + [V] The floor was protected with overlapping sheets of newspaper.
2 [VN] to make two or more things overlap: You will need to overlap the pieces of wood slightly.
3 [V, VN] if two events overlap or overlap each other, the second one starts before the first one has finished
4 ~ (with sth) to cover part of the same area of interest, knowledge, responsibility, etc: [V] Our jobs overlap slightly, which sometimes causes difficulties. + The language of science overlaps with that of everyday life. [also VN]
1 [C, U] ~ (between sth and sth) a shared area of interest, knowledge, responsibility, etc: There is (a) considerable overlap between the two subjects.
2 [C, U] the amount by which one thing covers another thing: an overlap of 5 cm on each roof tile
3 [sing.] a period of time in which two events or activities happen together: There will be an overlap of a week while John teaches Ann the job.
almost | partially, partly, slightly, to some extent
Put the two pieces of paper together so that they overlap slightly. The two categories overlap to some extent.
terms which overlap slightly in meaning
a world which overlaps with the newspaper world
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