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    #1

    coincide v. overlap v. snap

    I would like to ask about verbs coinicide, overlap and snap.

    Are the following correct and have identical meaning?

    1. Some definitions of words might overlap for some contexts.
    2. Some definitions of words might snap for some contexts.
    3. Some definitions of words might coincide for some context.


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    #2

    Re: coincide v. overlap v. snap

    1 and 3 seem OK. 2 doesn't work.
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    #3

    Re: coincide v. overlap v. snap

    "Snap" has a completely different meaning. "Overlap" and "coincide" do not mean the same but in your context, they are okay.

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    #4

    Re: coincide v. overlap v. snap

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    "Overlap" and "coincide" do not mean the same but in your context, they are okay.
    Their meanings overlap, but they don't coincide.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: coincide v. overlap v. snap

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Their meanings overlap, but they don't coincide.
    What is the difference between overlap and coincide from respect of meanings?

    Thank you.

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