overlap

When things overlap, part or all of one thing covers part or all of the other, like roofing shingles or flat noodles in a lasagna dish.

Not only can things overlap, but schedules can, too. If you accidentally schedule your doctor's appointment and your dentist appointment at the same time, they overlap, which is unfortunate because you can't be in two places at once. Philosophies and perspectives overlap when they share certain points or ideas in common.

Definitions of overlap
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v extend over and cover a part of

“The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city”
Types:
imbricate
overlap
Type of:
continue, cover, extend
span an interval of distance, space or time

v coincide partially or wholly

“Our vacations overlap
Types:
share
have in common
partake
have some of the qualities or attributes of something
osculate
have at least three points in common with
Type of:
co-occur, coincide, cooccur
go with, fall together

n a flap that lies over another part

Synonyms:
lap
Types:
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cuff, turnup
the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
lapel
lap at the front of a coat; continuation of the coat collar
lappet
a small lap on a garment or headdress
revere, revers
a lapel on a woman's garment; turned back to show the reverse side
trouser cuff
a cuff on the bottoms of trouser legs
Type of:
flap
any broad, thin, and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely

n the property of partial coincidence in time

Type of:
co-occurrence, coincidence, concurrence, conjunction
the temporal property of two things happening at the same time

n a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena

“there was no overlap between their proposals”
Synonyms:
convergence, intersection
Types:
crossroads
a point where a choice must be made
interface
the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other
Type of:
internal representation, mental representation, representation
a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image

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