superjacent

[soo-per-jey-suh nt]
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adjective

lying above or upon something else.

Nearby words

  1. superior vena cava,
  2. superior, lake,
  3. superiority,
  4. superiority complex,
  5. superiorly,
  6. superjet,
  7. superjumbo,
  8. superkingdom,
  9. superl.,
  10. superlative

Origin of superjacent

1600–10; < Latin superjacent- (stem of superjacēns), present participle of superjacēre to rest upon. See super-, subjacent

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British Dictionary definitions for superjacent

superjacent

adjective

lying immediately above or upon

Word Origin for superjacent

C17: from Late Latin superjacēre, from Latin super- + jacēre to lie

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