Definitions

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  • n. A layer of adatoms adsorbed onto a surface, as onto the surface of a single crystal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who overlays; that with which anything is overlaid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior

Etymologies

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over- +‎ layer

Examples

  • Blood & Iron did not have the overlayer to carry the story forward for people who were not watching the thematic interlace.

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  • The cocoon is double layered with a tight white inner layer and a mesh overlayer.

    Insecta (Aquatic)

  • There was an overlayer of some sheer fabric that was scalloped at the hem.

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  • Though much of the warm, dense, amazingly silky-soft underwool had been shed earlier in the summer, the next year's growth had already started, and was lighter in color than the fluffy, though coarser, wind-breaking overlayer, and gave it depth and highlights.

    The Plains of Passage

  • Their thick hides were covered with an undercoat of dense soft fur and an overlayer of shaggy, long, reddish brown hair up to twenty inches in length.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • From examples seen at the present day at the mouths of such rivers as the Mississippi, which traverse extensive sylvan regions, it is thought that the vegetation, the rubbish of decayed forests, was carried by rivers into estuaries, and there accumulated into vast natural rafts, until it sank to the bottom, where an overlayer of sand or mud would prepare it for becoming a stratum of coal.

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  • Nicolas Tétreault and colleagues at the University of Cambridge together with co-workers from Technische Universität München, have now put forward a new way to juxtapose a 3D photonic crystal overlayer on an underlying mesoporous titania layer.

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  • The little hat sits at an angle, peppered with shimmering stones and finished with a net overlayer that laps the edges with great effect.

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  • From examples seen at the present day, at the mouths of such rivers as the Mississippi, which traverse extensive sylvan regions, and from other circumstances to be adverted to, it is held likely by some that the vegetable matter, the rubbish of decayed forests, was carried by rivers into estuaries, and there accumulated in vast natural rafts, until it sunk to the bottom, where an overlayer of sand or mud would prepare it for becoming a stratum of coal.

    Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

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