[ soo-per-pohz ]
/ ˌsu pərˈpoʊz /
verb (used with object), su·per·posed, su·per·pos·ing.
to place above or upon something else, or one upon another.
Geometry. to place (one figure) in the space occupied by another, so that the two figures coincide throughout their whole extent.
Words nearby superpose
OTHER WORDS FROM superposesu·per·pos·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for superposable
The two worlds thus become substantially identical, continuous, and superposable; each can merge insensibly into the other.Winds Of Doctrine|George Santayana
We therefore speak of congruent triangles and congruent parallelograms as being those that are superposable.The Teaching of Geometry|David Eugene Smith
British Dictionary definitions for superposable
/ (ˌsuːpəˈpəʊz) /
geometry to transpose (the coordinates of one geometric figure) to coincide with those of another
a rare word for superimpose (def. 1)
Derived forms of superposesuperposable, adjective
Word Origin for superpose
C19: from French superposer, from Latin superpōnere, from super- + pōnere to place
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