to impose, place, or set over, above, or on something else.
to put or join as an addition (usually followed by on or upon).
to display or print (an image or text) over another image so that both are visible at once: You can superimpose open captions on your videos with this free software.
- su·per·im·po·si·tion [soo-per-im-puh-zish-uhn], /ˌsu pərˌɪm pəˈzɪʃ ən/, noun
- su·per·im·pos·a·ble, adjective
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How to use superimpose in a sentence
When he first faced impeachment in 2019, he tweeted a version of the map with the words “Impeach this” superimposed, which didn’t really make much sense.House to vote on removing GOP’s Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committees | Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Or perhaps in such minds the higher knowledge has been effaced or blurred by long dull superimposition of barbarian inheritance.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1 | Elizabeth Bisland
It would lead us into too subtile detail, if I traced the forces of this spiral superimposition.Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5) | John Ruskin
That by superimposition we have to understand the notion of something in some other thing we have already explained.The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya | Translator: George Thibaut
The superimposition of the Non-Self will be understood more definitely from the following examples.The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya | Translator: George Thibaut
There is another element besides direction, viz.: superimposition, a determination of which is essential to truth.The Philosophy of the Weather | Thomas Belden Butler
British Dictionary definitions for superimpose
to set or place on or over something else
(usually foll by on or upon) to add (to)
- superimposition, noun
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