- to impose, place, or set over, above, or on something else.
- to put or join as an addition (usually followed by on or upon).
- Movies, Television. to print (an image) over another image so that both are seen at once: The credits were superimposed over the opening scene.
Origin of superimpose
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Examples from the Web for superimpose
Structure in a novel is something you discover, not something you superimpose.Rick Moody: Why I Write
February 1, 2013
Just snap a picture with your iPhone, and this app will superimpose horns, tail, and Van Dyke on the beloved caucusing turncoat!Why Congress Needs an iPhone
November 7, 2008
It is a desire to superimpose my own will upon another person.Fantasia of the Unconscious
D. H. Lawrence
We give him the vowels in wood, painted red, and have him superimpose these upon the letters painted on the card.The Montessori Method
Plotinus very properly said that the proper thing to do was to superimpose the idea upon the actual.
She has an excellent actual in the West African native to superimpose her idea upon.
If we superimpose or combine these two squares, we get the arrangement of Diagram 3, which is one solution.Amusements in Mathematics
Henry Ernest Dudeney
- to set or place on or over something else
- (usually foll by on or upon) to add (to)
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Word Origin and History for superimpose
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