[ soo-per-in-kuhm-buh nt ]
/ ˌsu pər ɪnˈkʌm bənt /


lying or resting on something else.
situated above; overhanging.
exerted from above, as pressure.

Origin of superincumbent

1655–65; < Latin superincumbent- (stem of superincumbēns), present participle of superincumbere to lean over; see super-, incumbent

Related forms

su·per·in·cum·bence, su·per·in·cum·ben·cy, nounsu·per·in·cum·bent·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for superincumbent


/ (ˌsuːpərɪnˈkʌmbənt) /


lying or being on top of something else
situated or suspended above; overhanging

Derived Forms

superincumbence or superincumbency, nounsuperincumbently, adverb
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