being or relating to something that is placed over something else, usually characterized by some degree of transparency so that both the background and foreground objects are visible: The title credits appeared over the dusky opening scene in superimposed white text.
Geology. (of a stream or drainage system) having a course not adjusted to the structure of the rocks presently undergoing erosion but determined instead by a prior erosion cycle or by formerly overlying rocks or sediments.
Botany. (of a plant part) growing one over another, but separately, as in layers: The superimposed whorls of petals give these begonia blossoms a roselike appearance.
the simple past tense and past participle of superimpose.
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How to use superimposed in a sentence
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 | Marlow Stern | March 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Marlow Stern | August 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Ben Jacobs | April 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
For weeks, Photoshoppers superimposed other images next to McCain, making for some very tongue-in-cheek pictures.
Jurors watched spellbound as a piece of recovered duct tape was superimposed over her tiny nose and mouth.
They lie either singly or superimposed to form more or less irregular clusters (Fig. 36).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
At the southern angle of the block, he found a mass of superimposed rocks, probably fragments of the fallen summit.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
The building has a stone vault, the flat mud roof of the country being superimposed as an outer covering.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
It was a "communistic despotism," a community with a despot and a ruling class superimposed upon its socialism.South American Fights and Fighters | Cyrus Townsend Brady
The abacus superimposed might be on a very thin, little more than formal, as at b; but on c must be thick, as at d.The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3) | John Ruskin