[soo-per-jey-suh nt]


lying above or upon something else.

Origin of superjacent

1600–10; < Latin superjacent- (stem of superjacēns), present participle of superjacēre to rest upon. See super-, subjacent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for superjacent



lying immediately above or upon

Word Origin for superjacent

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