su·​per·​pose | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈpōz How to pronounce superpose (audio) \
superposed; superposing

Definition of superpose

transitive verb

1 : to place or lay over or above whether in or not in contact : superimpose
2 : to lay (something, such as a geometric figure) upon another so as to make all like parts coincide

Other Words from superpose

superposable \ ˌsü-​pər-​ˈpō-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce superposable (audio) \ adjective
superposition \ ˌsü-​pər-​pə-​ˈzi-​shən How to pronounce superposition (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of superpose

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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