[ soo-per-im-pohz ]
/ ˌsu pər ɪmˈpoʊz /

verb (used with object), su·per·im·posed, su·per·im·pos·ing.

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

First recorded in 1785–95; super- + impose

OTHER WORDS FROM superimpose

su·per·im·po·si·tion [soo-per-im-puh-zish-uh n] /ˌsu pərˌɪm pəˈzɪʃ ən/, nounsu·per·im·pos·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for superimpose

/ (ˌsuːpərɪmˈpəʊz) /

verb (tr)

to set or place on or over something else
(usually foll by on or upon) to add (to)

Derived forms of superimpose

superimposition, noun
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