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superpose

[ soo-per-pohz ]
/ 藢su p蓹r藞po蕣z /
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verb (used with object), su路per路posed, su路per路pos路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.
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Origin of superpose

From the French word superposer, dating back to 1815鈥25. See super-, pose1

OTHER WORDS FROM superpose

su路per路pos路a路ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for superpose

superpose
/ (藢su藧p蓹藞p蓹蕣z) /

verb (tr)
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 superpose

superposable, adjective

Word Origin for superpose

C19: from French superposer, from Latin superp艒nere, from super- + p艒nere to place
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