superposed

adjective
su·​per·​posed | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈpōzd How to pronounce superposed (audio) \

Definition of superposed

: situated vertically over another layer or part

Examples of superposed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like entanglement, the superposed states essential to its power are fragile, collapsing when measured or otherwise perturbed by the outside world. Gabriel Popkin, Science | AAAS, 3 June 2021 Google’s machine has 53 qubits, which between them can represent nearly ten million billion possible superposed states. The Economist, 26 Sep. 2019 Before the measurement, the various superposed states interfere with one another in a wavelike manner, producing outcomes with higher or lower probabilities. Wired, 28 July 2019 Before the measurement, the various superposed states interfere with one another in a wavelike manner, producing outcomes with higher or lower probabilities. Philip Ball, WIRED, 28 July 2019 Before the measurement, the various superposed states interfere with one another in a wavelike manner, producing outcomes with higher or lower probabilities. Wired, 28 July 2019 Before the measurement, the various superposed states interfere with one another in a wavelike manner, producing outcomes with higher or lower probabilities. Philip Ball, WIRED, 28 July 2019 Before the measurement, the various superposed states interfere with one another in a wavelike manner, producing outcomes with higher or lower probabilities. Wired, 28 July 2019 Before the measurement, the various superposed states interfere with one another in a wavelike manner, producing outcomes with higher or lower probabilities. Philip Ball, WIRED, 28 July 2019

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First Known Use of superposed

1805, in the meaning defined above

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“Superposed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superposed. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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