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Definition of "carryover" [carryover]

  • Something transferred or extended from an earlier time or another place: a showing of new fashions as well as carryovers from last spring; a carryover of good will from the previous meeting. (noun)
  • Accounting A sum transferred to a new column, page, or book relating to the same account. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carryover" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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."