law of superposition

Definition of law of superposition

: a law in geology: where there has been no subsequent disturbance sedimentary strata were deposited in ascending order with younger beds successively overlying older beds

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“Law of superposition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/law%20of%20superposition. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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