overlap


overlap
1. Suturing of one layer of tissue above or under another to gain strength. 2. An extension or projection of one tissue over another.
- horizontal o. the projection of the upper anterior and/or posterior teeth beyond their antagonists in a horizontal direction. SYN: overjet, overjut.
- vertical o. 1. the extension of the upper teeth over the lower teeth in a vertical direction when the opposing posterior teeth are in contact in centric occlusion; 2. the distance that teeth lap over their antagonists vertically, especially for the distance that the upper incisal edges drop below the lower ones, but may also describe the vertical relations of opposing cusps; 3. the relationship of the maxillary incisors to the mandibular incisors when the incisal edges pass each other in centric occlusion. SYN: overbite.

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over·lap (oґvər-lap) 1. to cover and extend beyond a certain point. 2. anything that lies or extends over and partially covers something.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Overlap — O ver*lap , n. 1. The lapping of one thing over another; as, an overlap of six inches; an overlap of a slate on a roof. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) An extension of geological beds above and beyond others, as in a conformable series of beds, when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overlap — O ver*lap , v. t. 1. To lay (one thing) over another; to lap. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover part of. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overlap — O ver*lap , v. i. 1. To be arranged so that a part of one object laying over part of another; as, the boards overlapped at their ends. [PJC] 2. To have the ending time of one period or process extend beyond the beginning time of another period or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overlap — Overlap. См. Перекрытие. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • overlap — I verb adjoin, cover, encroach, exceed, extend beyond, go beyond, imbricate, imminere, impendere, impinge, infringe, invade, lap over, lie over, make contact, overgrow, overhang, overlay, overlie, override, overrun, overspread, project, protrude …   Law dictionary

  • overlap — (v.) to partially extend over, 1726, OVER (Cf. over) + LAP (Cf. lap) (v.). Related: Overlapped; overlapping. The noun is attested from 1813 …   Etymology dictionary

  • overlap — [v] lie over something else extend along, flap, fold over, go beyond, imbricate, lap over, overhang, overlay, overlie, overrun, project, protrude, ride, run over, shingle; concept 759 Ant. divide, separate …   New thesaurus

  • overlap — ► VERB (overlapped, overlapping) 1) extend over so as to cover partly. 2) partly coincide. ► NOUN ▪ an overlapping part or amount …   English terms dictionary

  • overlap — [ō΄vər lap′; ] also, and for n.always [, ō′vər lap΄] vt., vi. overlapped, overlapping 1. to lap over; lie upon and extend beyond a part of (something or each other) 2. to extend over part of (a period of time, sphere of activity, etc.); coincide… …   English World dictionary

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