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spillover

spillover

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

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

Full Definition of SPILLOVER

1
:  the act or an instance of spilling over
2
:  a quantity that spills over
3
:  an extension of something especially when an excess exists <benefiting from a spillover of prosperity from neighboring states>

Examples of SPILLOVER

  1. Put a pan under the pie to catch any spillovers.
  2. New technology has a positive spillover effect into countless fields.

First Known Use of SPILLOVER

1940

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