Overlap

Overlap

[v. oh-ver-lap; n. oh-ver-lap]
Overlap may mean one of:

  • In music theory, Overlap is a synonym for reinterpretation of a chord at the boundary of two musical phrases
  • In railway signalling, an overlap is the length of track beyond a stop signal that is proved to be clear of vehicles in the controls of the previous signal, as a safety margin.
  • Overlap (road), a place where multiple road numbers overlap
  • Overlap-add, an efficient convolution method using FFT
  • In sailing, overlap happens when two or more boats/yachts are not clear astern and not clear ahead.
  • In dramatic speech, overlap means to start saying something, then have someone else start saying the same sentence but starting at a different time.
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