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 n. One who, or that which, overlaps.
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Intuitively, a maximal common overlapper (i.e., a product) of a set of overlapping entities is simply a minimal underlapper (i.e., a sum) of their common parts; that is precisely the sense in which a product principle qualifies as a composition principle.

For example, just as the principles above assert the existence of a minimal underlapper for any pair of suitably related entities, one may at this point want to assert the existence of a maximal overlapper, i.e., not a

One could also consider here a generalized version of the Product principle (P. 13Î¾), asserting the conditional existence of a maximal common overlapper for any nonempty set of entities satisfying a suitable condition.

This suggestive influence may be found almost as strongly, though shown with less literary craftsmanship, in Brantôme's successor and to some extent overlapper, Tallemant des Réaux.
A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800
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