adjective Etymology: Latin superjacent-, superjacens, present participle of superjacēre to lie over or upon, from super- + jacēre to lie; akin to Latin jacere to throw — more at jet Date: 1610 lying above or upon ; overlying <
superjacent rocks

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  • Superjacent — Su per*ja cent, a. [L. superjacens, p. pr. of superjacere; super above + jacere to lie.] Situated immediately above; as, superjacent rocks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superjacent — [so͞o΄pər jā′sənt] adj. [LL superjacens, prp. of superjacere < super , over (see SUPER ) + jacere, to lie, be thrown down, throw: see JET1] lying or resting above or upon …   English World dictionary

  • superjacent — /sooh peuhr jay seuhnt/, adj. lying above or upon something else. [1600 10; < L superjacent (s. of superjacens), prp. of superjacere to rest upon. See SUPER , SUBJACENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • superjacent — [ˌsu:pə dʒeɪs(ə)nt] adjective technical overlying. Origin C16: from L. superjacent , from super over + jacere to lie …   English new terms dictionary

  • superjacent — su•per•ja•cent [[t]ˌsu pərˈdʒeɪ sənt[/t]] adj. lying above or upon something else • Etymology: 1600–10; < L superjacent , s. of superjacēns, prp. of superjacēre to rest upon …   From formal English to slang

  • superjacent — adjective Positioned immediately above on on top of something else; overlying Ant: subjacent …   Wiktionary

  • superjacent — su·per·ja·cent (soo″pər jaґsənt) located immediately above; overlying …   Medical dictionary

  • superjacent — adj. lying right above or over something else, overlying …   English contemporary dictionary

  • superjacent — su·per·ja·cent …   English syllables

  • superjacent — /supəˈdʒeɪsənt/ (say soohpuh jaysuhnt) adjective lying above or upon something else. {Late Latin superjacens, present participle} …   Australian English dictionary

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