Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something transferred or extended from an earlier time or another place.
  • noun Accounting A sum transferred to a new column, page, or book relating to the same account.

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  • noun Something whose duration has been extended or that has been transferred to another time
  • noun An amount, especially a sum of money, transferred to a new column in a ledger, or applied to a later time

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Examples

  • In fact one of the early comments out of the White House was that the "no fly" screening process was a carryover from the Bush administration.

    Cheney: Obama pretending we are not at war

  • I think it was still a lot of carryover from the game but I think they're excited about the future and excited about the team.

    After 9-7 finish, Texans happy as a non-playoff team can be

  • In general the books represent a carryover from the hieroglyphic codices in which the Maya recorded historical events and matters of religion, art, astronomy and the like.

    The Books of Chilam Balam - part one

  • In general the books represent a carryover from the hieroglyphic codices in which the Maya recorded historical events and matters of religion, art, astronomy and the like.

    The Books of Chilam Balam - part one

  • Both managers said beforehand that they didn't anticipate any carryover from the melee that ensued after Shields hit Coco Crisp in the leg with a pitch during the second inning of a 7-1 Tampa Bay loss.

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  • These composed salads are a carryover from the upper class European-influenced households in Mexico both before and during the Porfiriato, when they were considered de rigeur for women.

    For Summertime or Anytime: Mexican Saladso

  • These composed salads are a carryover from the upper class European-influenced households in Mexico both before and during the Porfiriato, when they were considered de rigeur for women.

    For Summertime or Anytime: Mexican Saladso

  • "I just felt sluggish, but maybe that was a carryover from the tough game last night."

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  • Perhaps it’s a carryover from the Inquisition when people were burned alive at the stake by the church for daring to question the church.

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  • But when heirs sell those assets, they have to use the original price paid for the assets known as "carryover basis" to compute the capital gains taxes owed.

    New Heirs Face Confusing Tax Choice

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