superimpose

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

Definition of superimpose

  1. :  to place or lay over or above something <superimposed images>

superimposable

play \-ˈpō-zə-bəl\ adjective

superimposition

play \-ˌim-pə-ˈzi-shən\ noun

Examples of superimpose in a sentence

  1. A triangle superimposed on an inverted triangle forms a six-pointed star.

Did You Know?

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.

1794

First Known Use of superimpose

1794


SUPERIMPOSE Defined for English Language Learners

superimpose

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

Definition of superimpose for English Language Learners

  • : to place or lay (something) over something else



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