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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of superimpose

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

superimposable

play \-ˈpō-zə-bəl\ adjective

superimposition

play \-ˌim-pə-ˈzi-shən\ noun

Examples of superimpose in a sentence

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



Did You Know?

Superimposition was one of the magical effects employed by early filmmakers. Using "mirror shots", with semitransparent mirrors set at 45° angles to the scene, they would superimpose shadowy images of ghosts or scenes from a character's past onto scenes from the present. Superimposing your own ideas on something, such as a historical event, has to be done carefully, since your ideas may change whenever you learn something new about the event.

1794

First Known Use of superimpose

1794



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