Superpose meaning

so͝o'pər-pōz'
To set or place (one thing) over or above something else.
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To place (one geometric figure) over another so that all like parts coincide.
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To lay or place on, over, or above something else.
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To make (one figure) coincide with another in all parts, by or as if by placing one on top of the other.
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To place one thing on top of another.
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(mathematics) To place one geometric figure on top of another in such a way that all common parts coincide.
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Origin of superpose

  • Probably 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 position
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition