superpose


su·per·pose

transitive verb \ˌsü-pər-ˈpōz\
su·per·posedsu·per·pos·ing

Definition of SUPERPOSE

1
:  to place or lay over or above whether in or not in contact :  superimpose
2
:  to lay (as a geometric figure) upon another so as to make all like parts coincide
su·per·pos·able \-ˈpō-zə-bəl\ adjective
su·per·po·si·tion \-pə-ˈzi-shən\ noun

Origin of SUPERPOSE

probably from French superposer, back-formation from superposition, from Late Latin superposition-, superpositio, from Latin superponere to superpose, from super- + ponere to place — more at position
First Known Use: 1823

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