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Definition of carry-over noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually singular] something that remains or results from a situation in the past His neatness is a carry-over from his army days. Stock prices fell today in a carry-over of selling from Wednesday's drop.
  2. 2an amount of money that has not been used and so can be used later The $20 million included a $7 million carry-over from last year's budget.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: carry-over

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