carryover

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noun car·ry·over \ˈka-rē-ˌō-vər, ˈker-ē-\

Definition of carryover

  1. 1 :  the act or process of carrying over

  2. 2 :  something retained or carried over

Examples of carryover in a sentence

  1. superstitions that are carryovers from ancient times

1894

First Known Use of carryover

1894


CARRYOVER Defined for English Language Learners

carryover

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noun car·ry·over \ˈka-rē-ˌō-vər, ˈker-ē-\

Definition of carryover for English Language Learners

  • : something that existed in one time or place and continues in another


Law Dictionary

carryover

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noun car·ry·over \ˈkar-ē-ˌō-vər\

Legal Definition of carryover

  1. :  the portion of a deduction (as for a net operating loss) or credit which cannot be taken entirely in a given period and which may be deducted from taxable income of a later period — compare carryback


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