- to place above or upon something else, or one upon another.
- Geometry. to place (one figure) in the space occupied by another, so that the two figures coincide throughout their whole extent.
Origin of superpose
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Examples from the Web for superposable
We therefore speak of congruent triangles and congruent parallelograms as being those that are superposable.The Teaching of Geometry
David Eugene Smith
The two worlds thus become substantially identical, continuous, and superposable; each can merge insensibly into the other.Winds Of Doctrine
- geometry to transpose (the coordinates of one geometric figure) to coincide with those of another
- a rare word for superimpose (def. 1)
C19: from French superposer, from Latin superpōnere, from super- + pōnere to place
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