superimposable

adjective
su·​per·​im·​pos·​able | \ ˌsü-pər-im-ˈpō-zə-bəl How to pronounce superimposable (audio) \

Definition of superimposable

: able to be superimposed so as to align with another exactly and show no perceptible difference While the media reported differing conclusions, surprisingly, the curves from the two studies when put on the same graph are almost superimposable— James McCormack The two different forms of alanine are mirror images of each other, but they are not superimposable and therefore not identical.— Des W. Connell

First Known Use of superimposable

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Superimposable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superimposable. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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