Superposition meaning

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The act of superposing or the state of being superposed.
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(geology) The principle that in a group of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest were the earliest to be deposited.
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(physics) The combination of two or more physical states, such as waves, to form a new physical state in accordance with the superposition principle.
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To superpose.
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The principle that in a group of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest were the earliest to be deposited.
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The principle by which the description of the state of a physical system can be broken down into descriptions that are themselves possible states of the system. For example, harmonic motion, as of a violin string, can be analyzed as the sum of harmonic frequencies or harmonics, each of which is itself a kind of harmonic motion; harmonic motion is therefore a superposition of individual harmonics.
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The combination of two or more physical states, such as waves, to form a new physical state in accordance with this principle.
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The placing of one thing on top of another.
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(geology) The deposition of one stratum over another; the principle that in a series of sedimentary strata, the lower strata are the older.
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