overprint

[v. oh-ver-print; n. oh-ver-print]
verb (used with object)
1.
Printing. to print additional material or another color on a form or sheet previously printed.
noun
2.
Printing. a quantity of printing in excess of that desired; overrun.
3.
Philately.
a.
any word, inscription, or device written or printed on the face of a stamp that alters, limits, or describes its use, place of issue, or character.
b.
a stamp so marked.

Origin:
1850–55; over- + print

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overprint
 
vb
1.  (tr) to print (additional matter or another colour) on a sheet of paper
 
n
2.  additional matter or another colour printed onto a previously printed sheet
3.  surcharge See also provisional additional matter, other than a change in face value, applied to a finished postage stamp by printing, stamping, etc

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Example sentences
They then would overprint the copies with an imitation of the colored ink.
Outcrop areas may either overprint other geologic map units or be used as stand-alone geologic map units.
The distribution of vegetation, as suggested by the green overprint, is based on our interpretation.
Do not overprint or reverse out of busy backgrounds.
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