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roll +‎ over, from the verb phrase.


rollover (countable and uncountable, plural rollovers)

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  1. The process of incrementing, especially back to an initial value.
    • 2011, Jeff Ryan, Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America
      For Donkey Kong, the rollover on board 117 causes a “kill screen”—Mario is simply not given enough time to complete the level before time runs out.
  2. (automotive) A road traffic accident in which a vehicle overturns.
  3. (computing) A graphic element that changes its appearance when the cursor moves over it.
  4. (computing) A keyboard feature where each key is scanned independently, so that multiple simultaneous keypresses always register correctly.
  5. The reinvestment of funds in a new issue of the same or similar investment.
  6. A fee paid by a borrower in order to defer full repayment of a loan.
  7. (Britain) In the National or European lottery, the situation in which a jackpot that has not been won is carried over to the next week.
  8. (pinball) A target on the pinball table that is activated when the ball rolls over it.
    • 2010, Bob LeVitus, Incredible iPhone Apps For Dummies (page 78)
      One thing I hate about some pinball games is that they don't let you know your current objective, what happens when you hit specific targets or rollovers, or what targets you should be aiming for right now.

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