- (of a stream or drainage system) having a course not adjusted to the structure of the rocks presently undergoing erosion but determined rather by a prior erosion cycle or by formerly overlying rocks or sediments.
Origin of superimposed
- 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 superimposed
A series of images flash onto the screen, superimposed over a bleak landscape.Sasha Grey on Her Secret ‘True Detective’ Cameo, ‘Open Windows,’ and the Duke Porn Star Backlash
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People will laugh, but for the helicopters and tanks, we just photographed some kids toys and superimposed them.‘Fallen Princesses’: The Amazing Photos of Depressed Disney Royalty
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They superimposed a radar image of the coming storm over a map of the Houston area and broadcast it.10 Revelations from ‘Rather Outspoken’ Autobiography
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Jurors watched spellbound as a piece of recovered duct tape was superimposed over her tiny nose and mouth.Did They Get Her?
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This appears to have consisted of three stages, one superimposed on the other.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
Now the unlikely idea of a superimposed mirage was dispelled.Eight Keys to Eden
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He lifted off the superimposed books, and shoved the Bible to one side.The Secret Wireless
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Quillan flicked on their course screen and superimposed the map Lyad had marked.Legacy
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The superimposed stone has slipped off, and rests against the others.
- 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 superimposed
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