superpose

verb su·per·pose \ ˌsü-pər-ˈpōz \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of superpose

superposed; superposing
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

superposable

play \ˌsü-pər-ˈpō-zə-bəl\ adjective

superposition

play \ˌsü-pər-pə-ˈzi-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of 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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