Definition of superimpose
- superimposed images
A triangle superimposed on an inverted triangle forms a six-pointed star.
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Superimposition was one of the magical effects employed by early filmmakers. Using "mirror shots", with semitransparent mirrors set at 45° angles to the scene, they would superimpose shadowy images of ghosts or scenes from a character's past onto scenes from the present. Superimposing your own ideas on something, such as a historical event, has to be done carefully, since your ideas may change whenever you learn something new about the event.
: to place or lay (something) over something else
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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