- 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 superpose
Now it is the same thing with symmetric spherical triangles; we cannot superpose them.The Teaching of Geometry
David Eugene Smith
We may give isolated single taps or superpose a series in rapid succession according as the wheel is rotated slow or fast.Response in the Living and Non-Living
Jagadis Chunder Bose
But if we superpose the pure spectral colours on a screen, the resulting colours are quite 729 different.
What has been accomplished is to superpose upon the ancient organic France another arbitrary and administrative France.France and the Republic
William Henry Hurlbert
- 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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