superjacent

[ soo-per-jey-suh nt ]
/ ˌsu pərˈdʒeɪ sənt /

adjective

lying above or upon something else.

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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
/ (ˌsuːpəˈdʒeɪsənt) /

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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