Superjacent meaning

so͝o'pər-jā'sənt
Resting or lying immediately above or on something else.
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Lying or resting above or upon.
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Positioned immediately above or on top of something else; overlying. [from 16th c.]
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Origin of superjacent

  • Latin superiacēns superiacent- present participle of superiacēre to lie over super- super- iacēre to lie down yē- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From (the stem of) Latin superjacÄ“ns, present participle of superjacÄ“re, from super- + jacÄ“re (“to lie").
    From Wiktionary