[ soo-per-im-pohzd ]
/ ˌsu pər ɪmˈpoʊzd /

adjective Geology.

(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

First recorded in 1795–1805; superimpose + -ed2

Definition for superimposed (2 of 2)


[ 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

Related forms

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. 2019

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/ (ˌsuːpərɪmˈpəʊz) /

verb (tr)

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

Derived Forms

superimposition, noun
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