- lying or resting on something else
- brought to bear from above: said of pressure
- arching over or overhanging
Origin: L superincumbens, present participle of superincumbere: see super- and amp; incumbent
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Origin: Latin superincumbēns, superincumbent-, present participle of superincumbere, to lie on top of : super-, super- + incumbere, to lie down; see incumbent.
- suˌper·in·cumˈbence, suˌper·in·cumˈben·cy noun