- 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 incumbent
Lying or resting on or above something.
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.