What does carry over mean?

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  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning. To transport over by carrying.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) To transfer (something) to a later point in time.
  3. (transitive, arithmetic) To carry; to transfer an excess quantity to the next column of digits.
  4. (figuratively) To transfer.
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Alternatively, a transient seed bank may occur where there is no carry over of germinable seed from one season to the next.
Staff at North Yorkshire County Council could arrange to carry over some of their annual leave to the next year.
Yet, business people who try to carry over what they have learnt in commerce to running an economy will often get it wrong.
The carbon establishment is betting on hydrogen because they think it will allow them to carry over their huge economic clout into the new era.
These ideas were largely a carry over from Edward Forbes in the late 1800's, who proposed the azoic hypothesis for the deep sea.
He hopes his team's newfound attitude will carry over to the season's remaining games.

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