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
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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