superpose

superposable, adj.
/sooh'peuhr pohz"/, v.t., superposed, superposing.
1. to place above or upon something else, or one upon another.
2. Geom. to place (one figure) in the space occupied by another, so that the two figures coincide throughout their whole extent.
[1815-25; < F superposer. See SUPER-, POSE1]

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  • Superpose — Su per*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Superposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Superposing}.] [F. superposer. See {Super }, and {Pose}.] 1. To lay upon, as one kind of rock on another. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) To lay (a figure) upon another in such a manner… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superposé — ⇒SUPERPOSÉ, ÉE, part. passé et adj. I. Part. passé de superposer. II. Adjectif A. [En parlant de choses concr.] Placé, disposé au dessus, sur quelque chose. On descend de l estrade dans la salle par de larges marches. De chaque côté de ces… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • superposé — superposé, ée (su pèr pô zé, zée) part. passé de superposer. Couches superposées.    Terme de botanique. Se dit du bulbe, quand il s en développe un nouveau sur l ancien, et des lobes de l anthère quand ils sont placés l un au dessus de l autre …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • superpose — *superimpose, *overlay, appliqué …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • superpose — [so͞o΄pərpōz′] vt. superposed, superposing [Fr superposer < L superpositus, pp. of superponere, to place over: see SUPER & POSE1] 1. to lay or place on, over, or above something else 2. Geom. to make (one figure) coincide with another in all… …   English World dictionary

  • superpose — transitive verb ( posed; posing) Etymology: probably from French superposer, back formation from superposition, from Late Latin superposition , superpositio, from Latin superponere to superpose, from super + ponere to place more at position Date …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • superpose — verb a) To place one thing on top of another b) To place one geometric figure on top of another in such a way that all common parts coincide …   Wiktionary

  • Superpose — Накладывать; совмещать …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • superpose — su·per·pose || ‚suːpÉ™(r) pəʊz v. place on or above something else; place one figure over another, cause two figures to exactly coincide (Geometry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • superpose — verb place (something) on or above something else, especially so that they coincide. Derivatives superposed adjective superposition noun Origin C19: from Fr. superposer …   English new terms dictionary

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