- 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 amp; 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 superpositi&omacron;, superpositi&omacron;n-, from Latin superpositus, past participle of superp&omacron;nere, to place over : super-, super- + p&omacron;nere, to place; see position.