Superpose Definition

superposed, superposes, superposing
superposed, superposes, superposing
To lay or place on, over, or above something else.
Webster's New World
To make (one figure) coincide with another in all parts, by or as if by placing one on top of the other.
Webster's New World

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

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