- lying or resting on something else
- brought to bear from above: said of pressure
- arching over or overhanging
Origin of superincumbentClassical Latin superincumbens, present participle of superincumbere: see super- and amp; incumbent
Origin of superincumbentLatin superincumbēns, superincumbent-, present participle of superincumbere, to lie on top of : super-, super- + incumbere, to lie down; see incumbent.
- su′per·in·cum′bence, su′per·in·cum′ben·cy
(comparative more superincumbent, superlative most superincumbent)
From Latin superincumbentem, present participle of superincumbere.