spillover

noun, often attributive spill·over \ ˈspil-ˌō-vər \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

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 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.

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First Known Use of spillover

1940


SPILLOVER Defined for English Language Learners

spillover

noun

Definition of spillover for English Language Learners

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



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