transitive verb-·posed′, -·pos′ing
- to lay or place on, over, or above something else
- Geom. to make (one figure) coincide with another in all parts, by or as if by placing one on top of the other
Origin of superposeFrench superposer from Classical Latin superpositus, past participle of superponere, to place over: see super- and pose
transitive verbsu·per·posed, su·per·pos·ing, su·per·pos·es
- To set or place (one thing) over or above something else.
- Mathematics To place (one geometric figure) over another so that all like parts coincide.
Origin of superposeProbably French superposer back-formation from superposition superposition from Late Latin superpositiō superpositiōn- from Latin superpositus past participle of superpōnere to place over super- super- pōnere to place ; see position .