Superpose
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 that all the parts of the one coincide with the parts of the other; as, to superpose one plane figure on another. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 — 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… …   Universalium

  • 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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