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

Definition of superposed

: situated vertically over another layer or part

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Before the measurement, the various superposed states interfere with one another in a wavelike manner, producing outcomes with higher or lower probabilities. Quanta Magazine, "Quantum Darwinism, an Idea to Explain Objective Reality, Passes First Tests," 22 July 2019 The microdiamond, laden with this superposed spin, is subjected to a magnetic field, which makes up-spins move left while down-spins go right. Quanta Magazine, "Physicists Find a Way to See the ‘Grin’ of Quantum Gravity," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of superposed

1805, in the meaning defined above

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