Overlay

Overlay

Overlay may refer to:

  • Overlay architecture, term used to describe ‘event architecture’ and relates to the temporary elements that supplement existing buildings and infrastructure to enable the operation of major sporting events or festivals.
  • Overlay Control in semiconductor manufacturing, for monitoring layer-to-layer alignment on multi-layer device structures.
  • Video overlay, techniques to display video on computer display.
  • Hardware overlay, one type of video overlay that uses memory dedicated to the application.
  • Overlay (programming), a technique to reduce the amount of memory used by a program.
  • Overlay (operating system), replacing one process by another
  • Historic overlay district, a zoning district that applies special rules to a portion of other districts, usually for historic or conservation reasons.
  • Overlay network, a computer network which is built on top of another network
  • Overlay plan, a method of introducing new area codes in telephony
  • Overlay keyboard, a specialized keyboard with no pre-set keysmethod of introducing new area codes in telephony
  • An overlay in gambling is where the bettor thinks the odds given are too generous

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  • Overlay — bezeichnet einen Netzwerktyp, siehe Overlay Netzwerk eine Einlagefüllung zur Versorgung eines Zahns. Ähnlich wie ein Inlay, nur mit zusätzlicher Überkuppelung der Zahnaussenfläche. Techniken um Videos auf Computermonitoren anzeigen zu können,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • overlay — Ⅰ. overlay UK US /ˌəʊvəˈleɪ/ verb [T] (overlaying, overlaid, overlaid) ► to cover something with a layer of something else: »Sticky tracing paper overlaid on street maps lets travelers chart their course again and again. overlay sth with sth »By… …   Financial and business terms

  • overlay — overlay, overlie 1. The addition of the prefix over makes both verbs transitive (i.e. take an object) and therefore they do not entirely correspond to the grammatical functions of lay and lie. The past tense and past participle of overlay is… …   Modern English usage

  • Overlay — O ver*lay , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overlaid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overlaying}.] 1. To lay, or spread, something over or across; hence, to cover; to overwhelm; to press excessively upon. [1913 Webster] When any country is overlaid by the multitude… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overlay —   [dt. »Überlagerung«], ein Verfahren, bestimmte Bereiche des Arbeitsspeichers (z. B. Teile eines Programms oder einer Datei) geschlossen in eine Datei, eine sog. Overlay Datei, auszulagern.   Die Overlay Technik wurde ursprünglich entwickelt, um …   Universal-Lexikon

  • overlay — overlay, superpose, superimpose, appliqué can all mean to add one thing to another by placing the former upon or over the latter. Overlay usually implies covering with another material or substance, sometimes thinly (as with a wash, glaze, or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • overlay — [ō΄vər lā′; ] also, and for n.always [, ō′vər lā΄] vt. overlaid, overlaying 1. to lay or spread over 2. to cover or overspread, as with a decorative layer of something 3. Printing to place an overlay upon n. 1. anything laid over another thing;… …   English World dictionary

  • Overlay — O ver*lay , n. 1. A covering. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. (Printing) A piece of paper pasted upon the tympan sheet to improve the impression by making it stronger at a particular place. [1913 Webster] 3. (Computers) A subroutine which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overlay — index overcome (overwhelm), overlap Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overlay — (v.) to cover the surface of (something), c.1300, from OVER (Cf. over) + LAY (Cf. lay). There also was an overlie (late 12c.), but it had been merged into this word by 18c. The noun in the printing sense is attested from 1824; meaning transparent …   Etymology dictionary

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