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superimpose

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transitive verb su·per·im·pose \ˌsü-pər-im-ˈpōz\

Simple Definition of superimpose

  • : to place or lay (something) over something else

Full Definition of superimpose

  1. :  to place or lay over or above something <superimposed images>

su·per·im·pos·able play \-ˈpō-zə-bəl\ adjective
su·per·im·po·si·tion play \-ˌim-pə-ˈzi-shən\ noun

Examples of superimpose

  1. A triangle superimposed on an inverted triangle forms a six-pointed star.



1794

First Known Use of superimpose

1794



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