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There may be a case when an element's content might be larger than the amount of space allocated to it. For example given width and height properties did not allow enough room to accommodate the content of the element.CSS provides a property called overflow which tells the browser what to do if the box's contents is larger than the box itself. This property can take one of the following values:

  1. Visible: Allows the content to overflow the borders of its containing element.
  2. Hidden: The content of the nested element is simply cut off at the border of the containing element and no scrollbars is visible.
  3. Scroll: The size of the containing element does not change, but the scrollbars are added to allow the user to scroll to see the content.
  4. Auto: The purpose is the same as scroll, but the scrollbar will be shown only if the content does overflow.
Simple Example
<html>
<head>
<style>
p.auto{
display:block;
border: 1px solid red;
padding:5px;
margin-top:5px;
width:200px;
height:50px;
overflow:auto;
}
p.scroll{
display:block;
border: 1px solid red;
padding:5px;
margin-top:5px;
width:200px;
height:50px;
overflow:scroll;
}
.hidden{
display:run-in;
border:2px groove red;
padding:5px;
margin-top:5px;
width:200px;
height:50px;
overflow:hidden;
}
.inherit{
display:block;
border:2px groove red;
padding:5px;
margin-top:5px;
width:200px;
height:50px;
overflow:inherit;
}
.visible{
display:block;
border:2px groove red;
padding:5px;
margin-top:5px;
width:200px;
height:50px;
overflow:visible;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<p class="auto">Hello, i am show you the overflow.
Bassically in which we display  auto property </p>
<p class="scroll">Hello, i am show you the overflow.
Bassically in which we display scroll property</p>
<p class="hidden">Hello, i am show you the overflow.
Bassically in which we display hidden property</p>
<p class="inherit">Hello, i am show you the overflow.
Bassically in which we display inherit property</p>
<p class="visible">Hello, i am show you the overflow.
Bassically in which we display visible property</p>
</body>
</html>

Output

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