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su·per·im·pose

 (so͞o′pər-ĭm-pōz′)
tr.v. su·per·im·posed, su·per·im·pos·ing, su·per·im·pos·es
1. To lay or place (something) on or over something else.
2. To add as a distinct feature, element, or quality: superimposed her own interpretation when she retold the story.

su′per·im·pos′a·ble adj.
su′per·im′po·si′tion (-ĭm′pə-zĭsh′ən) n.

superimposed

(ˌsuːpərɪmˈpəʊzd)
adj
1. (Art Terms) placed on top of something else
2. transferred to another situation

superimposed

A term used in fire planning to indicate that an artillery unit is augmenting fire on a target and its fire may be lifted from that target by the authority implicit in its fire support role.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.superimposed - placed on or over something else; "an overlying image"
superjacent - lying immediately above or on something else
2.superimposed - with one layer on top of another; "superimposed rocks"
bedded, stratified - deposited or arranged in horizontal layers; "stratified rock"
References in classic literature ?
A man must for years examine for himself great piles of superimposed strata, and watch the sea at work grinding down old rocks and making fresh sediment, before he can hope to comprehend anything of the lapse of time, the monuments of which we see around us.
Murchison's great work on Russia, what wide gaps there are in that country between the superimposed formations; so it is in North America, and in many other parts of the world.
When he superimposed a feverish metropolis on a waste of timbered, snow-covered flat, he predicated first the gold-strike that made the city possible, and next he had an eye for steamboat landings, sawmill and warehouse locations, and all the needs of a far-northern mining city.
he began desperately, as he wiped his heated face, which had also a superimposed flush of excitement.
A great king-post, half a hundred feet in length, seasoned by centuries of superstitious care, carven into dynasties of gods, each superimposed, each helmeted, each seated in the open mouth of a crocodile, was slung by ropes, twisted of climbing vegetable parasites, from the apex of a tripod of three great forest trunks, themselves carved into grinning and grotesque adumbrations of man's modern concepts of art and god.
At length Katharine heard, through all the superimposed weight of London, the mysterious sound of feet in her own house mounting to the little room, where she could almost see the pictures and the books; she listened with extreme intentness to the preparatory vibrations, and then established her identity.
Pulmonary edema superimposed on background centrilobular emphysema
But it emerged that the Rathods, from Maharastra, had superimposed their faces on pictures of other climbers on the summit.
Fully supported superimposed management of error correction.
AN INDICATION of the depths to which campaigns for elective positions have sunk appears in the form of this tarpaulin in a Cebu City village bearing the superimposed image of a candidate on that of the fictional character blacksmith Flavio popularized in the movie "Ang Panday.
Once selected, the clothing is superimposed on top of the reflection.