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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SUPERPOSI'TION, n. [super and position.]
1. A placing above; a lying or being situated above or upon something; as the superposition of rocks.
2. That which is situated above or upon something else.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another
2: (geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest [syn: principle of superposition, superposition principle, superposition]
3: (geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide
4: the placement of one thing on top of another

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noun see superpose

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Superposition Su`per*po*si"tion, n. [Cf. F. superposition. See Super-, and Position.] The act of superposing, or the state of being superposed; as, the superposition of rocks; the superposition of one plane figure on another, in geometry.



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