from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of superposing or the state of being superposed: "Yet another technique in the forensic specialist's repertoire is photo superposition” ( Patrick Nuyghe).
- n. Geology The principle that in a group of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest were the earliest to be deposited.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The placing of one thing on top of another
- n. The deposition of one stratum over another; the principle that in a series of sedimentary strata, the lower strata are the older
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of superposing, or the state of being superposed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of superposing; a placing above or upon; a lying or being situated above or upon something else.
- n. In botany, same as anteposition, 2.
- n. Specifically, in geology, noting the relations of stratified formations to one another from the point of view of the relative time of their deposition.
- n. In geometry, the ideal operation of carrying one magnitude to the space occupied by another, and showing that they can be made to coincide throughout their whole extent.
- n. In the early church, an addition to or extension of a fast; a fast longer than the ordinary fast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the placement of one thing on top of another
- n. (geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another
- n. (geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest
- n. (geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide
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