- 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
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Examples from the Web for superimposition
Not that the idea of the Byzantine superimposition was taken from trees, any more than that of Gothic arches.The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3),
There is another element besides direction, viz.: superimposition, a determination of which is essential to truth.The Philosophy of the Weather
Thomas Belden Butler
The methods of marshalling are dimidiation, impalement, quartering, superimposition.A Complete Guide to Heraldry
Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
In the superimposition of age upon age of human history, Arles and Rome are far more surprising.Hills and the Sea
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
- to set or place on or over something else
- (usually foll by on or upon) to add (to)
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Word Origin and History for superimposition
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