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superpose

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

Definition of superpose

su·per·posedsu·per·pos·ing

  1. 1 :  to place or lay over or above whether in or not in contact :  superimpose

  2. 2 :  to lay (as a geometric figure) upon another so as to make all like parts coincide

su·per·pos·able play \-ˈpō-zə-bəl\ adjective
su·per·po·si·tion play \-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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