|—vb , -laps, -lapping, -lapped|
|1.||(of two things) to extend or lie partly over (each other)|
|2.||to cover and extend beyond (something)|
|3.||(intr) to coincide partly in time, subject, etc|
|4.||a part that overlaps or is overlapped|
|5.||the amount, length, etc, overlapping|
|6.||the act or fact of overlapping|
|7.||a place of overlapping|
|8.||geology the horizontal extension of the upper beds in a series of rock strata beyond the lower beds, usually caused by submergence of the land|
overlap o·ver·lap (ō'vər-lāp')
A part or portion of a structure that extends or projects over another.
The suturing of one layer of tissue above or under another layer to provide additional strength, often used in dental surgery.
To lie over and partly cover something.
To perform a surgical overlap.