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spillover

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noun, often attributive spill·over \ˈspil-ˌō-vər\

Simple Definition of spillover

  • : something that flows out of or spreads beyond a container, space, area, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spillover

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of spilling over

  2. 2 :  a quantity that spills over

  3. 3 :  an extension of something especially when an excess exists <benefiting from a spillover of prosperity from neighboring states>

Examples of spillover in a sentence

  1. Put a pan under the pie to catch any spillovers.

  2. New technology has a positive spillover effect into countless fields.



1940

First Known Use of spillover

1940

Rhymes with spillover

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