Superincumbence
Superincumbence Su`per*in*cum"bence, Superincumbency Su`per*in*cum"ben*cy, n. The quality or state of being superincumbent. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • superincumbence — See superincumbent. * * * …   Universalium

  • superincumbence — superincumˈbence or superincumˈbency noun • • • Main Entry: ↑superincumbent …   Useful english dictionary

  • Superincumbency — Superincumbence Su per*in*cum bence, Superincumbency Su per*in*cum ben*cy, n. The quality or state of being superincumbent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superincumbent — superincumbence, superincumbency, n. superincumbently, adv. /sooh peuhr in kum beuhnt/, adj. 1. lying or resting on something else. 2. situated above; overhanging. 3. exerted from above, as pressure. [1655 65; < L superincumbent (s. of… …   Universalium

  • su|per|in|cum|ben|cy — «SOO puhr ihn KUHM buhn see», noun. = superincumbence. (Cf. ↑superincumbence) …   Useful english dictionary

  • superincumbency — See superincumbence. * * * …   Universalium

  • superincumbent — /supərɪnˈkʌmbənt/ (say soohpuhrin kumbuhnt) adjective 1. lying or resting on something else. 2. situated above; overhanging. 3. exerted from above, as pressure. –superincumbence, superincumbency, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • superincumbent —   a. lying on top of; overhanging.    ♦ superincumbence,    ♦ superincumbency, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • superincumbent — [so͞o΄pərin kum′bənt] adj. [L superincumbens, prp. of superincumbere: see SUPER & INCUMBENT] 1. a) lying or resting on something else b) brought to bear from above: said of pressure 2. arching over or overhanging superincumbence n …   English World dictionary

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