carryover

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

Definition of carryover

1 :the act or process of carrying over
2 :something retained or carried over
  • superstitions that are carryovers from ancient times

Examples of carryover in a Sentence

  1. superstitions that are carryovers from ancient times

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First Known Use of carryover

1894


carry over

verb

Definition of carry over

transitive verb
1 a :to transfer (an amount) to the next column, page, or book relating to the same account
b :to hold over (something, such as goods) for another time or season
2 :to deduct (a loss or an unused credit) from taxable income of a later period
intransitive verb
:to persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another

First Known Use of carry over

1745


CARRYOVER Defined for English Language Learners

carryover

noun

Definition of carryover for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

carryover

noun car·ry·over \ ˈkar-ē-ˌō-vər \

legal Definition of carryover

: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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